ISBN 9780415576642,Vokunteer Tourism Theory Framework To Practical Applications

Vokunteer Tourism Theory Framework To Practical Applications


Taylor & Francis



Taylor & Francis

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780415576642

ISBN-10 0415576644


Number of Pages 288 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

Volunteer Tourism is one of the major growth areas in contemporary tourism, where tourists for various reasons seek alternative goodwill experiences and activities. To meet this demand there has been a surge in volunteer programmes offered in range of destinations organized by a variety of charities and tour operators which is predicted to continue to grow in the future. The volunteer tourism phenomenon raises many questions and issues such as the impact on host communities and this book aims to take an in-depth analysis of these complex issues associated with traditional and contemporary volunteer tourism. Reflecting the growth in volunteer tourism, this book provides a cohesive collection of chapters about tourism and volunteering which is theoretically rich, practically applied and empirically grounded based on current and diverse research in the area. The chapters are written from range of international scholars that identify and address diverse range of themes including, volunteer tourism and sustainability to uniquely the examination of volunteer tourism stakeholders (volunteers themselves, the host-guest exchange, the organisations) and management of volunteers which has not been addressed in the literature before. This timely addition to the small but growing academic literature on this topic will be of interest to tourism students and academics internationally