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October 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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So You May Know
UnXpected
Wisdom & Insight
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Supply Chain
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FEATURE ARTICLE
Inbound VolunTourism: The CEO Dilemma - Part II
In this second installment of our series, I offer a step-by-step approach to identifying appropriate VolunTourism options that will meet the needs of the destination and satisfy the "top brass."

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FEATURE ARTICLE
77 Million Reasons For VolunTourism! - Part II
No one entity has all of the resources, all of the "know-how," and all of the capacity to make VolunTourism possible. VolunTourism is a "team-sport," and it requires partnership. Especially, if you are considering supporting the efforts of 77 million people!

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COLUMNS

So You May Know
The Philanthropic VolunTourism Model
In our continuing series leading up to the 2006 VolunTourism Forum & Expo, here is another VolunTourism Model for your review. more>>>

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UnXpected
Send Us Your Input
What do we do with New Orleans? But today, it is Pakistan. Best option: take VolunTourism to Southeast Asia where they are mostly completed with their assessments of the needs in the region. more>>>

Wisdom & Insight
Why Build A House, When You Can Build A Habitat?!?
My inbox has been flooded with questions regarding why VolunTourism consistently fails to connect with house-building and construction of homes in destinations that have been devastated. Here's my answer! more>>>

VT-Lines
The Ugly VolunTourist?!?
I discovered an article from a nonprofit organization that focuses upon development. The language was a bit harsh toward tourism. I thought you all should take a peak at what I think is some telling dialogue as to why tourism and volunteerism have not previously honored each other as dance partners. more>>>

3-Q's
A Set of Questions Regarding VolunTourism in Moldova
This month we visit with Ann Merrill, a current Peace Corps Member, who is working in Moldova not far from the Ukraine. She gives us her thoughts on how VolunTourism could impact the region. more>>>

Supply Chain
Kindred Spirits Tour & Travel
This tour operator has certainly put together a worthy example of how the Philanthropic Model of VolunTourism can be implemented! more>>>

Study & Research

Understanding The Motives And Benefits Of Voluntourists: What Makes Them Tick?
For this issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee welcomes back Dr. Sally Brown for the second installment of her research on volunteer vacations. more>>>

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