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FEATURES:
FEATURE ARTICLE 1
FEATURE ARTICLE 2

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


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FEATURE ARTICLE
Relief VolunTourism: Is The Luxury To Choose No Longer An Option?
Mother Nature is not pleased with our tending to the Planet. Storms are becoming more fierce, drought more intense, and the impact to humanity greater than ever. Have we reached a point at which VolunTourism has become a necessity?

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FEATURE ARTICLE
Special Report: Gulf Coast & New Orleans VolunTourism
Prompted by an article that ran in the Washington Post on 15, March 2006, I connnected with the Gulf Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB), the New Orleans CVB, and Harrison County, Mississippi. The following is a special report on how the tourism and nonprofit industries are combining their efforts to support VolunTourism in the region.

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COLUMNS

So You May Know
"Ruined For Life"
The Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) has been using this phrase for many years to describe the feelings that a volunteer undergoes as a result of their service stints domestically and abroad. But what does it mean within the context of VolunTourism? more>>>

UnXpected
Send Us Your Input
Keep those letters coming! We really appreciate your effort in responding to articles and sending us your questions. more>>>

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Wisdom & Insight
What's Next For VolunTourism?
As part of the 2006 VolunTourism Forum, we opened the discussion to attendees regarding how VolunTourism could best serve them. We also received feedback from the Wisdom Council on VolunTourism. Based upon their input, this is what we foresee in the coming months and years ahead. more>>>

VT-Lines
Want To Present At The 2007 VolunTourism Forum?
If you have a topic or program element that you feel you are most suited to discuss at the 2007 VolunTourism Forum, then you have the next three months to organize your thoughts and submit your proposal - July 1, 2006 is the deadline for submissions. more>>>

3-Q's
Vietnam VolunTourism
Sarah Griffin gave me some insight on what is possible regarding VolunTourism in Vietnam and some of the challenges that she and her team at Buffalo Tours encounter in their efforts. more>>>

Supply Chain
VolunTourists Without Borders
Track of the Tiger has created this unique brand for their VolunTourism itineraries in the northern part of Thailand. Shane K. Beary offered the following on their initiative that features sustainability via ecotourism for Thai villagers at its core. more>>>

Study & Research

Resident Attitudes Towards Voluntourism - Part I: Perceived Impacts Of Voluntourism
For this issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee is pleased to present findings from research that she and Dr. Kathleen Andereck of Arizona State University conducted in Tijuana, Mexico. more>>>

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