Voluntourism (Finally) Hits Europe

Today I saw the first article originating out of Austria about voluntourism, its about time! The article predicted that voluntourism will be one of the biggest booms in 2009 for Germany/Austria/Switzerland – interesting! Think about it, they have longer vacations, are willing to travel abroad and when was the last time you were on a vacation in a third world country and didn’t hear a German?? The market is perfect.

 


With everyone panicking about the US market for voluntourism, how many providers have branched out and offer market to non-native English speakers? Zero. Just saying… Sounds to me like opportunity is knocking.

 

Luxusreisen
Krise hin oder her – Reisen im Luxussegment werden auch 2009 zunehmen. Sowohl der Aufenthalt im Fünf-Sterne-Resort wie die individuelle Studienreise mit Privatchauffeur wird vermehrt nachgefragt. Formen des neuen Luxustourismus sind Abentuer-Reisen, Safaris und die Kombination von Urlaub und Charity im neuen „Voluntourism“-Segment.

http://www.oe24.at/reise/Reisetrends_Wohin_die_Reise_2009_geht_412715.ece