Why and how should the international volunteer tourism experience be improved?

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Benson, Angela (2015) Why and how should the international volunteer tourism experience be improved? Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 7 (2). pp. 208-214.

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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to summarise the contributions made in this theme issue and draw conclusions about the issue’s key question “Why and how should the international volunteer tourism experience be improved?”, thereby providing a theme issue conclusion.  Design/methodology/approach – This paper summarises and critically reviews the seven articles that have contributed to the theme issue.  Findings – International volunteer tourism is a growing phenomenon that has received much criticism in the last decade and whilst there are a number of mechanisms to improve the quality of this sector as yet, there is little evidence to support any conclusion that there is wide-scale success in achieving best practice in quality assurance within the sector.  Originality/value – This theme issue explores international volunteer tourism from a range of contributors, academics, a practitioner and a travel writer, who have engaged with a range of stakeholders to offer different perspectives. The theme issue as a whole offers the reader an opportunity to engage in a unique and wide-ranging discourse on quality and international volunteer tourism

Item Type: Journal article
Subjects: N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N830 UK Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N840 International Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N860 Tourism Management
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management
L000 Social Sciences > L300 Sociology > L312 Travel and Tourism
N000 Business and Management > N500 Marketing > N580 Tourism and Travel Marketing
N000 Business and Management > N800 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management > N890 Travel, Tourism and Transport Management not elsewhere classified
DOI (a stable link to the resource): 10.1108/WHATT-01-2015-0002
Depositing User: Converis
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2016 03:02
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016 07:54
URI: http://eprints.brighton.ac.uk/id/eprint/15343

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