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How To Make Smarter Choices for Volunteer Tourism

Make SMARTER Choices By Victoria Smith: This post is part of my contribution to Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, a free guide to impactful adventures. Continue reading

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Adventures Less Ordinary: Distinguishing Responsible from Greenwashing

This post is part of my contribution to Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good, a free guide to impactful adventures. Drawing on the combined expertise of two dozen leading voices advocating for travel that makes a difference, … Continue reading

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Can We Mend Not End Voluntourism?

In September, Outbounding launched this fantastic “Can we Mend Not End Voluntourism?” forum debate. There’s an awful lot of information in the 100+ comments and it’s a little tricky to follow chronologically now as the comments are ordered by their … Continue reading

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UCLU Voluntourism Debate – Cambodia’s Orphan Business – November 28th, 2012

Unsurprisingly, there’s a great deal of interest in volunteering abroad from the student community, whether as a constructive way of spending gap year travel abroad, CV-boosting experience or altruistic desire to support others less fortunate. And so The UCLU European … Continue reading

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Hello Volunteer Tourism World!

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So I’ve finally bitten the bullet. After 17 years working in tourism, 13  in online travel marketing and development (mass market, mass media, online travel agencies and specialist tour operators), 6 years in Responsible and Volunteer tourism, 3 years of … Continue reading

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