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Volunteer tourism has increased in popularity and prevalence and is no longer considered only a small section of alternative tourism. It is now part of the mainstream tourism industry and tourism experience for many people. Concentrating on the experience of the volunteer tourist and the host community, this new book builds on the view of volunteer tourism as a positive and sustainable form of tourism to examine a broader spectrum of behaviours and experiences and consider critically where the volunteer tourist experience both compliments and collides with host communities, using multiple case studies.
I: PrefaceII: List of TablesIII: List of BoxesIV: List of Figures1: Introduction2: Alternative Tourism Experiences3: Community Development in Volunteer Tourism Destinations4: Volunteer Tourism Organisation5: Types of Volunteer Tourism Organisation6: Volunteer Tourism Projects: A Proposed Mechanism to Improve Working with Local Communities7: Volunteer Tourism: an Existential Perspective8: Communities as more than `Other' in Cross-Cultural Volunteer Tourism9: Looking at the Future of Volunteer Tourism; Commodification, Altruism and Accreditation
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