voluntourism

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voluntourism

(ˌvɒlənˈtʊərɪzəm)
n
1. (Sociology) tourism in which travellers do voluntary work to help communities or the environment in the places they are visiting
2. (Commerce) tourism in which travellers do voluntary work to help communities or the environment in the places they are visiting
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Whether it is pursuing dance, learning a craft, sailing somewhere, taking a volunteer vacation, or starting a small business, boomers can age creatively.
Ypartnership, America's leading hospitality marketing agency, reported in 2006 that over 5 million households took a volunteer vacation.
For extra eco-benefit, consider a volunteer vacation.
Adventure vacation opportunities include rafting along Northern California's Klamath River; touring historic towns in Nicaragua; experiencing a safari in the Serengeti; or taking a volunteer vacation in Bali, where you can teach English and learn how to surf.
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A volunteer vacation, where you spare a few hours from your sightseeing itinerary to lend a hand to a meaningful local cause.
V Voluntourism A volunteer vacation, where you spare a few hours from your sightseeing itinerary to lend a hand to a meaningful local cause.
According to the Travel Industry Association of America, more than fifty-five million Americans have participated in a volunteer vacation, and about one hundred million more are considering taking one.
Newell has found that people who are a little bit older--maybe retired or empty-nesters--can usually give more of themselves on a volunteer vacation than people with kids.
A volunteer vacation is a great way to see new places and make a difference--you can help researchers study endangered species in Costa Rica, or help build homes and communities in New Orleans.
From building homes and teaching English to working at refugee camps and participating in animal conservation research, the menu of volunteer vacation options is growing.
When I decided to take a volunteer vacation, I thought it would be the best of both worlds: the satisfaction that comes from giving selflessly, coupled with the opportunity to spend a week on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world.
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