International Volunteer Tourism: Integrating Travellers and Communities

International Volunteer Tourism: Integrating Travellers and Communities

By: Stephen Wearing (author), Nancy Gard McGehee (author)Hardback

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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: Preface II: List of Tables III: List of Boxes IV: List of Figures 1: Introduction 2: Alternative Tourism Experiences 3: Community Development in Volunteer Tourism Destinations 4: Volunteer Tourism Organisation 5: Types of Volunteer Tourism Organisation 6: Volunteer Tourism Projects: A Proposed Mechanism to Improve Working with Local Communities 7: Volunteer Tourism: an Existential Perspective 8: Communities as more than `Other' in Cross-Cultural Volunteer Tourism 9: Looking at the Future of Volunteer Tourism; Commodification, Altruism and Accreditation

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845936969
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 184
  • ID: 9781845936969
  • weight: 560
  • ISBN10: 1845936965

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