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Cover for Journeys of discovery in volunteer tourism: international case study perspectives.

This book explores the experiences of the volunteer tourist and the ensuing narratives between host and volunteer as it manifests in diverse and increasingly contested political international contexts. As such, this volume includes case studies conducted in 12 countries across six continents. The...

Author(s)
Lyons, K. D.; Wearing, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Volunteer tourism as alternative tourism: journeys beyond otherness.

This introductory chapter provides some foundational discussion that opens the way for detailed exploration of volunteer tourism through the following case studies. The chapter outlines some broader debates about alternative tourism and the processes of power that underpin it. In order to elaborate ...

Author(s)
Lyons, K. D.; Wearing, S.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'Pettin' the critters': exploring the complex relationship between volunteers and the voluntoured in McDowell County, West Virginia, USA, and Tijuana, Mexico.

This chapter deals with the relationship between the residents of two volunteer tourism host communities and the volunteer tourists who visit them. One is a declining rural community (McDowell County) in West Virginia, USA. The other is a rapidly expanding urban area (Tijuana) in Baja California,...

Author(s)
McGehee, N. G.; Andereck, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Volunteering tourism knowledge: a case from the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

This chapter introduces the rationale and objectives of the UNWTO TedQual Volunteers Programme, highlighting the role of knowledge management and specifically knowledge transfer and knowledge-sharing in assisting developing countries and destinations to create a sustainable tourism sector. Case...

Author(s)
Ruhanen, L.; Cooper, C.; Fayos-Solá, E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Lessons from Cuba: a volunteer army of ambassadors.

This chapter examines how NGO-operated study tours in Cuba, which include seminars on development issues in association with visits to community projects, lead to a process whereby tourists become actual agents of development. Thus, NGO study tours in Cuba shed light on the instrumental outcomes of ...

Author(s)
Spencer, R.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for 'Make a difference!': the role of sending organizations in volunteer tourism.

This chapter explores the role that sending organizations play in developing and maintaining volunteer tourism programmes (VTPs) that benefit both the volunteer tourists and the host organizations. Two case studies are presented: the Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) and the...

Author(s)
Raymond, E.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The volunteer's journey through leisure into the self.

This chapter provides some insights into the way the self has been examined in the context of leisure studies and to a lesser degree in tourism studies. It reviews the trajectory of the self in conceptualizations of leisure and concludes by considering its implications for volunteer tourism. It is...

Author(s)
Wearing, S.; Deville, A.; Lyons, K.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Gibbons in their midst? Conservation volunteers' motivations at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket, Thailand.

This chapter presents a case study of volunteer tourists' motivations for 'holidaying' at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project (GRP) in Phuket, Thailand. Results show that each volunteer was motivated by more than one type of four motivation categories: 'altruism'; 'travel'; 'career development'; and...

Author(s)
Broad, S.; Jenkins, J.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Discovering self and discovering others through the Taita Discovery Centre Volunteer Tourism Programme, Kenya.

This case study (i) describes the volunteer tourism programme of Kenya's Taita Discovery Centre (TDC) and its contribution to community development and wildlife conservation; (ii) describes TDC's community volunteers and wildlife volunteers and identifies similarities and differences between them;...

Author(s)
Lepp, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Negotiated selves: exploring the impact of local-global interactions on young volunteer travellers.

This chapter examines volunteer travel for the opportunities it provides in opening up 'psychic', 'social', and 'symbolic' spaces. In particular, it is argued that volunteer travel is a manifestation of young backpackers' desires for otherness and authenticity and expectations for the accumulation...

Author(s)
Matthews, A.
ISBN
2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933807)
Type
Book chapter

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