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September 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: The CEO Dilemma - Part I
What happens when the world of service and philanthropic virtue meets the chief executive's office? Well, sometimes a conflict presents itself. Here is a start to some thoughts that may be helpful to those of you who have to deal with this situation.

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FEATURE ARTICLE
77 Million Reasons For VolunTourism! - Part I
Since one or two reasons is really never enough to convince an audience of the viability of a new approach, I thought it would be important to give you 77 million reasons why you might want to incorporate VolunTourism as a future strategy in your product and service development.

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COLUMNS

So You May Know
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) VolunTourism
In our continuing series leading up to the 2006 Volun-Tourism Forum & Expo, here is another VolunTourism Model for your review. more>>>

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UnXpected
Send Us Your Input
Perhaps VolunTourism will connect with other niche markets in the travel and tourism industry. Here are some thoughts from one reader about the connection to the Adventure Travel market. more>>>

Wisdom & Insight
Why are nonprofit organizations shy about tourism?
We had a good response from Mary Merrill regarding this question and the connection to Unrelated Business Income Tax and the potential for unfair competition between nonprofits and the tourism industry. more>>>

VT-Lines
VolunTourism Stories to Make You Feel Good!
One particular story this month talks about a young man leaving home to go make the world a better place through his contribution to VolunTourism in Thailand. more>>>

3-Q's
A Set of Questions for Travel Girl's Publisher
This month we visit with Renee Werbin, Publisher of Travel Girl, Inc. She gives us some thoughts on VolunTourism and its connection to the travel and tourism industry in general and female travelers in particular. more>>>

Supply Chain
Ed-Ventures VolunTourism in Honduras!
Larry Larsen of Ed-Ventures gives us some insight into how his company has been able to serve members of the faith-based community. more>>>

Study & Research

Expanding The Concept Of Volunteer Vacations: The Mini-Mission Or Mission Lite Concept
For this issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee welcomes Dr. Sally Brown and her research on volunteer vacations. more>>>

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