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FEATURE ARTICLE 1
The Wandering Star
I had the opportunity to have lunch with Angie Ruiz, "one of young Hollywood's busiest new talents," and discuss her recent VolunTourism venture to Tanzania. Here is an overview and some excerpts from our conversation.
FEATURE ARTICLE 2
VolunTourism & The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - Part II
Can VolunTourism have an impact on helping to achieve the Millennium Development Goals? This second in a series of articles continues our exploration of VolunTourism's potential for doing so.
So You May Know
The Collective Destination VolunTourism Model
In our continuing series leading up to the 2006 VolunTourism Forum & Expo, here is the Final VolunTourism Model for your review. more>>>
Send Us Your Input
Keep those letters coming! We really appreciate your effort in responding to articles and sending us your questions. more>>>
Wisdom & Insight
Is there a way to still provide a charitable contribution deduction for VolunTourists?
In this follow up to our first segment on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 526, the discussion will focus on the personal and business-related tax deductible options for VolunTourism products and services. more>>>
Are Volunteer Tourists Heading For A Disaster?
One story from the online version of the Times in the UK addresses a very serious concern. Some individuals may not be fully prepared to handle what the destination has to offer in terms of the conditions, etc., especially in the aftermath of devastation. Should we start requiring some education and training for VolunTourists? You be the judge. more>>>
Thailand & VolunTourism
Isabel Renters , Media Relations for the Tsunami Volunteer Center , gave us answers to this month's 3-Q's and provided some information upon which we can all reflect. more>>>
Canada is also entering the VolunTourism market and here is one tour operator that is delivering service purpose with travel passion. more>>>
Choosing Your Conservation-Based Volunteer Tourism Market Segment With Care - Part II
For this issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee is pleased to present the second installment of findings from research conducted by Alexandra Coghlan of James Cook University in relation to conservation-based volunteer tourism >>>
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