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June 2005

The VolunTourist™ is a premium Newsletter for the Travel Trade. For those interested in discovering what is happening in the world of VolunTourism and seeking best practices, general information, and case studies, this is your Source.

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So You May Know
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Wisdom & Insight
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FEATURE ARTICLE
Inbound VolunTourism: Watch Out For MICE Traps! - - Part I
It's not easy to avoid the challenges that face Volun-Tourism as it relates to the MICE Industry, but it certainly helps to know what difficulties lie in your path. In this Part I of a three-part series, I will discuss the role of RISK and LACK as it pertains to MICE VolunTourism.

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Outbound VolunTourism: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind! - - Part I
So you're putting together your business plan for VolunTourism... you've done your competitive and financial analyses, covered marketing & promotions, discussed the marketplace, but there's one more section - - Risk Mitigation. In this Part I of a three-part series we will help you identify some of the Risks that you may face as you develop your VolunTourism operations.

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So You May Know
Looking Ahead... to 2006!
It's never too early to think about the 2006 International VolunTourism Forum & Expo. In preparation for next February, we will begin showcasing the various models of VolunTourism. Here's a preview! more>>>

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UnXpected
Send Us Your Input
It is your questions and comments that fill this space, and it seems that you had quite a bit to say this month. more>>>

Wisdom & Insight
So what KIND of voluntary service can we offer as part of our VolunTourism products and services?
This month, Elisa Sabatini gives us her insight into the realm of service - charitable acts, relief efforts, and development work. Check out what 20 years of community development experience has to say! more>>>

VT-Lines
So you want to be a speaker at the 2006 International VolunTourism Forum & Expo...?
Well if you do, make sure to read our brief "In-house" article on submitting your proposals for plenary sessions and workshops beginning July 1, 2005. more>>>

3-Q's
It isn't everyday that we can speak with a "bright, young star" in the VolunTourism Industry, but this "kid" has what it takes!
This month we visit with Chris Albon of "Serve Your World." If you are ever thinking about being a Volun-Tourism operator, then read what this young man has to say. more>>>

Supply Chain
If You Gotta Go... Serve!
This month we highlight the efforts of Nikki Bond and her team from Go Differently, as they give us some Volun-Tourism products and services that are truly impressive! more>>>

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