Monthly Archives: February 2013

Is there enough assessment of the development impact of volunteer tourism?

Much has been written about volunteer tourism (or “voluntourism” as it is widely known) but there are very not many articles or research papers about the development impacts of this form of volunteering.  We have all read the negative stories … Continue reading

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Another perspective on volunteering – “Does Voluntourism do more harm than good?”

Here is another interesting article from last week, “Does Voluntourism do more harm than good?” which appeared on the Travelmole website and in the Vision on Sustainable Tourism newsletter. Gopi Parayil gives a local perspective on the dangers of volunteer … Continue reading

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Host destinations need to benefit from volunteer tourism

This is an interesting article from Green Futures magazine, published by Forum for the Future, who work in partnership with TUI Travel, owners of i-to-i and Real Gap on sustainability issues. The article includes comments from a Product Manager from … Continue reading

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The responsible volunteering debate rages

It has been a busy week for debating about “voluntourism”. I have about 8 tabs open with different articles, blogs and comments about responsible volunteering. It all seems to stem from this article in the Independent newspaper’s Voices section, titles … Continue reading

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