The world isn’t short of available volunteer tourism projects; however most recently, there seems to be a pitfall of criticism on the harms these projects are doing to the volunteer tourism industry. In this post I will reflect on the things to consider before booking your volunteer tourism trip in order to make your experience […]
Volunteering and travelling opportunities were once an only option for skilled medical professionals who would work their trade and support those in need. But in contemporary society, volunteering and travelling have emerged into a commercialised industry which has seen the commodification of ‘volunteer tourism’. The majority of the volunteer tourism industry that we see today […]
This post was last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 03:32 pmIn this post, I will reflect on the reasons why volunteering might not benefit you as much as you think, focusing on the negative impacts of volunteer tourism. Volunteer tourism can be viewed as a form of tourism incorporating volunteer services. This form of […]
This post was last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 03:32 pmVolunteer tourism is a form of travel that has become increasingly popular in modern society and it seems the trend is growing, along with its appearance in literature discussions. But what is it and where does it fit in the broad tourism industry? In […]
This post was last updated on May 13th, 2019 at 03:32 pmThere are many reasons why people volunteer. Whether their volunteer tourism motivations are predominantly selfish or selfless, whether there is one dominant motivation or multiple motivations, everybody has their own reasons to become a volunteer tourist. In this post I will explain the types […]
This post was last updated on April 28th, 2019 at 12:49 pmThis post has moved to my new website dedicated to TEFL tourism- click here to read it.