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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While police were called to the scene of the incident, it remains to be seen whether the woman will be prosecuted for what can only be described as verbal and physical assault, as well as vandalism.The incident is an example of 'white privilege' in practice, and is a common theme in the modern phenomenon of 'voluntourism.
There is a big market in young travellers heading off on voluntourism holidays to Africa and Asia, usually in gap years and usually for a high price.
Faroe exchange The Faroe Islands (visitfaroe islands.com) will close for maintenance and open for voluntourism April 26-28, 2019.
Community-based tourism and "voluntourism" are increasingly valuable aspects of the travel business.
The Healthy Aging[R] team will be on hand to offer ideas to active adult travelers who are researching "insider" local experiences, active sports destinations, voluntourism programs, educational and cultural opportunities, retirement relocation, as well as wellness bucket list and solo travel.
I am a champion of community engagement and volunteering but also somewhat suspicious of voluntourism that doesn't require substantive reflection or of double hours earned by stocking the food pantry at an inconvenient hour.
The latter is what makes the scheme stand out from the unskilled volunteer labour offered via voluntourism opportunities and programmes.
This question is one I have pondered on several occasions when I have been offered what might be called "medical voluntourism" opportunities.
I'm on a 'voluntourism' reading road trip, off the regular tourist trail of well-worn excursions, such as Dunn's River Falls and the Bob Marley Museum, to give back a little of my privileged life to local communities, in some small way.
I'm on a 'voluntourism' reading road trip, off the regular tourist trail well-worn excursions, such as Dunn's River Falls and the Bob Marley Museum, to give back a little my privileged life to local communities, in some small way.
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