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A New Strategy For Business VolunTourism?
Corporate Meetings & Incentive Travel options create an atmosphere for learning and engagement amongst colleagues and team members. Business VolunTourism delivers significant benefits to a growing list of forward-thinking practitioners as a corporate strategy. This is an example of one that caught my attention.
The term, SMERF, has been used in the travel & tourism industry for many years. For VolunTourism, however, this acronym needs revision, and as a VolunTourism Prac-titioner you need to be aware of the challenges that must be addressed when working with these groups.
So You May Know
VolunTourism: There Is No Box!
If you are making an effort to keep pace with the growth and evolution of VolunTourism around the world, here is a suggestion that may save you hours of contemplation: There is no box outside of which to think, because, for VolunTourism, there has never been a box. more>>>
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Wisdom & Insight
We have entered, or are nearing, the 3rd Century of the "Industrial Age" in some parts of the Developed World. Labor is no longer simply a function of the human body. What does this mean for VolunTourism? Well, it means EVERYTHING! more>>>
New Orleans VolunTourism Is Expanding
One of the most comprehensive articles on New Orleans VolunTourism is offered in this issue's VT Lines. But if you feel like adding an online search for VolunTourism to your list of tasks these days, you will see that New Orleans is really embracing this approach in a variety of ways. more>>>
VolunTourism & Transformational Learning
Patricia Cranton, PhD., offers some excellent insight into the opportunities for fully engaging your VolunTourists in processing their experiences as well as the potential of applying similar processing to support the development of in-destination recipients. more>>>
People & Places
People & Places has created a niche for itself based upon its "responsible volunteering" philosophy and the importance of forging a bond between VolunTourists and destinations at the community level. For those interested in sustainability and responsible travel, People & Places may be the perfect VolunTourism Supplier. more>>>
Study & Research
Resident Attitudes Towards Voluntourism - Part II: Resident Perceptions Regarding Planning For Voluntourism
For this issue of the Research Forum section of The VolunTourist, Dr. Nancy McGehee is pleased to present the second part of her findings from research that she and Dr. Kathleen Andereck of Arizona State University conducted in Tijuana, Mexico. more>>>
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