Volunteer tourism an exploration of the perceptions and experiences of volunteer tourists and the role of authenticity in those experiences a dissertation 24 authenticity's role in previous volunteer tourism research of tourism with the altruism of development work, and provides an opportunity to explore the. Of this a number of recent research studies have taken an empirical or case study approach to exploring the concept of volunteer tourism from the volunteer or hosts' perspectives and this has deepened the understanding of volunteer tourism the purpose of this paper is, however, to interrogate the term. Nevertheless, existing research has focused primarily on the benefits of volunteer tourism, and many studies have simply involved profiling volunteers or of volunteer tourism that deserve increased attention from both researchers and project managers: a neglect of locals' desires, a hindering of work. Al, usa cusda forest service research and development, athens, ga, usa ( received 13 november 2012 accepted 19 december 2013) this paper explores the use of indicators to evaluate the impacts of volunteer tourism in host communities, based on an online questionnaire sent to 183 volunteer. Journal of sustainable tourism 22, no 6 (2014): 847-854 this paper reviews the 30-year evolution of volunteer tourism as phenomenon, industry, and research area, charting changes in the size, breadth, definition, and the perceived positive and negative contributions of the volunteer tourism industry.
In this paper we reconceptualise volunteer tourism as a form of transformative between the theory of transformative learning and participatory research and niche tourism further, by reframing volunteer tourism as a setting for transformative learning, the tools and techniques for achieving this transformation may be. My thesis research has been guided by several research questions surrounding voluntourism, which framed my fieldwork and interpretation of my interviews and research journals i considered the following questions: how do individuals who choose to engage in voluntourism perceive their role(s) within it how do they. Abstract this chapter explores the nature of volunteer tourism and travel volunteering as part of the larger section of this book on the purposive types of volunteers and volunteering this new type of volunteering now constitutes a burgeoning segment of the alternative tourism industry that goes far beyond both the.
In recent decades there has been a boom in international volunteer tourism, mainly in the form of the growth of gap-year companies offering placements, linked to conservation and community well-being goals this paper makes two points: firstly, it argues that the growth of volunteer tourism is in part a product of the politics. Thesis projects by an authorized administrator of topscholar® for more information, please contact [email protected] recommended citation garrison, haley a, a critical analysis of volunteer tourism and the implications for developing communities (2015) honors college capstone. Motivations for travel tend to be a mixture of volunteering, exploring other cultures and work and study abroad there also seems to be a significant element of ' unorganised' volunteer tourism, with many young people finding volunteer placements once they arrive at their destination rather than being placed or sent by a.
This paper explores resident attitudes to volunteer tourism in several small communities within tijuana, mexico social exchange theory has been used to argue and for volunteer tourism activities survey research of a purposive sample targeted several neighborhoods within tijuana that were extensively voluntoured. Email:) her research interests are on travel and tourism geographies, particularly on pro-poor, responsible, and volunteer tourism she has conducted fieldwork in northern vietnam, cambodia and south africa for her previous dissertations and research for this paper was conducted during her masters. This study offers a critical analysis of international short-term volunteer work, also known as “voluntourism”, in designated “poor countries”, the global south, by university students from relatively “rich countries”, the global north using literature reviews, participant observation, and interviews with student volunteers, the.