Monthly Archives: February 2012

To fly or not to fly, that is the responsible tourism question

I came across this perspective on responsible tourism on the Exodus website. This is taken from comments by Chris Haslam, writer/journalist, who gives a testimonial about Exodus: “There’s a school of thought that suggests we should be taking fewer flights, … Continue reading

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Setting the standards for the volunteer tourism sector

Click the link for an article I wrote for Travelmole about the movement towards best practice guidelines, standards and regulation for the volunteer tourism sector It will be interesting to see how this progresses in 2012 and which of the … Continue reading

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Lattitude campaign for real volunteering

I’ve just come across Lattitude’s campaign for real volunteering. Lattitude Global Volunteering are an international developmentĀ  charity who offer volunteering placements for 18-25 year olds. They were previously called Gap Activity Projects. Lattitude have taken a strong stance against the … Continue reading

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How can locally based organisations access the volunteer tourism market?

Here’s my latest article for the Travelmole Vision on Sustainable Tourism newsletter and website. http://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2000235&c=setreg&region=2# The focus this time is on how organisations in destinations can access volunteer tourism, including steps for assessing feasibility of volunteer tourism and key considerations … Continue reading

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Volunteer round the world for a year competition from GVI

Here’s an interesting competition launched by GVI: GVI has launched an international search to send one person around the world for one year, with flights, volunteering on a range of long-term, sustainable GVI programs and expeditions in one of the … Continue reading

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Is experiential tourism the new volunteer tourism?

In 2008 I decided I wanted to go to Thailand. I’d always wanted to visit South East Asia and Thailand appeared the most accessible country for a solo traveller. Plus, so many people have been to Thailand and have an … Continue reading

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Projects Abroad considers legal action over International Citizen Service expansion

Here’s an interesting news item from Third Sector: http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/bulletin/third_sector_daily_bulletin/article/1114614/projects-abroad-considers-legal-action-international-citizen-service-expansion/?DCMP=EMC-CONThirdSectorDaily The managing director of Projects Abroad is stating that the expansion of the ICS scheme to up to 7000 placements will take business away from companies that offer gap year projects. … Continue reading

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