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“Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good” New Ebook

I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to a new book, “Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good“, edited by Ethan Gelber. I am honoured to be counted amongst the “expertise of leading voices advocating for … Continue reading

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What is the size of the voluntourism market?

Whilst often cited as one of the fastest growing sectors of tourism [1][2], no comparable statistics really exist to determine the exact size of the voluntourism market. This is partly due to differences of definition in what constitutes voluntourism, versus … Continue reading

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Some History on Volunteer Tourism

Significant developments in volunteering abroad occurred in the spirit of international cooperation and compassion after the Second World War, with the formation of charitable international development assistance organizations [1]. In the UK, Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) was created in 1958 … 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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