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August 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 emerging practices, general information, and case studies, this is your Source.

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FEATURES:
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COLUMNS:
So You May Know
UnXpected
Wisdom & Insight
VT-Lines
3-Q's
Supply Chain
Study & Research


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FEATURE ARTICLE
Inbound VolunTourism: Watch Out For MICE Traps! - - Part III
In a final segment of this three-part series, we offer some suggestions on how to acquire what you lack. Whether it is Knowledge, Familiarity, Suppliers, or Financial Resources, you will find opportunities and suggestions on how to more easily access these important elements in the development of your VolunTourism initiatives.

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FEATURE ARTICLE
Outbound VolunTourism: Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind! - - Part III
In this final installment of a three-part series, we have focused our attention on assisting you in acquiring some of the components of VolunTourism that make it challenging as you consider moving forward in your efforts to incorporate VolunTourism into your operations. Herein we give you some suggestions on how to acquire what you Lack.

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COLUMNS

So You May Know
Employee-Based VolunTourism
You wanted to know what models are utilized in the VolunTourism marketplace and how they work. Here is just one that we will be covering as we head to the 2006 VolunTourism Forum & Expo. more>>>

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UnXpected
Send Us Your Input
We had a rather lengthy update from Charles Motley and the folks at Los Tambos Chachapoyanos. Read up on the excitement and what is happening in Northern Peru. more>>>

Wisdom & Insight
How Do You Avoid Creating VolunTourism for the VolunTourist ONLY?
This month's question comes from Nikki Fisher, a writer for Unique Traveller magazine in Australia. I must say that she has raised a very, very important question here. more>>>

VT-Lines
VolunTourism in the News!
It seems that service clubs, Thailand, and Incentive Travel have reason to be interested in VolunTourism and how it can assist them in meeting core goals and objectives. more>>>

3-Q's
A Set of Questions for Courier Magazine's Editor in Chief
This month we visit with Frances Figart, Editor in Chief of the National Tour Association's (NTA) Courier Magazine. She gives us some thoughts on how tour operators are connecting with VolunTourism and what could assist them in expanding their knowledge base about it. more>>>

Supply Chain
Impact 4 Good!
Ira Almeas gives us a chance to see VolunTourism as a part of the Incentive Travel market. His philosophical views may assist others in seeing the "why" behind VolunTourism for this particular sector. more>>>

Study & Research

Voluntourism: Making The Personal Political
For this inaugural issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee shares a piece that she wrote in relation to green voluntourism. more>>>

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