Voluntourism

Human rights related challenges were on the agenda of this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) in London. As Rebekka Macht reports, a panel discussion focused on the need for businesses to integrate human rights concerns in their day to day operations and to cooperate with each other. On behalf of the…
It is estimated that 30 to 45 percent of the 2.4 million orphans and vulnerable children in Kenya live in children’s homes or orphanages. Most of these institutions are supported by foreigners, many of them well intentioned. However, supporting institutions disrupts the family and community-based…
Volunteer tourism is a rapidly growing sector of the tourism industry. Over the last 20 years, we have seen the merging of volunteer travel, which has often been facilitated by NGOs, and the commercial tourism industry, with the view that the two are mutually beneficial. While this has created many…
From Volunteering to Voluntourism - Challenges for the Responsible Development of a Growing Travel Trend. DIN A4, 24 pages. Voluntourismus- this means short-term volunteering with high adventure and experiential content - has become increasingly important in the past years in Germany. Many…
The hype of volunteering in foreign countries and indicating social commitment has been growing over the past decade. As volunteer tourism only developed towards an increased demand in recent years, the research is still not sophisticated. Hence, many key researchers of volunteer tourism have…
"Waisenhaustourismus" ist in Kambodscha regelrecht zu einem Geschäftsmodell geworden, das gezielt an Touristen vermarktet wird. Im ARD Weltspiegel vom 24.8.2013 berichtete Korrespondent Norbert Lübbers in seinem Beitrag "Waisen, die keine sind", wie Kinder aus armen Familien spendenwirksam…
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