Papers Presented at Voluntourism Effect Symposium

Im in Costa Rica taking media to meet the communities behind voluntourism – so this blog will be quite lame this week. I thought you might be interested in looking at the variety of papers presented last week at the GWTTRA Voluntourism Effect Symposium. If you{d like to see any of the below just let me know and Ill email you the presentations.

“Understanding Voluntourism: A Glaserian Grounded Theory Study” by Zoë Alexander and Ali Bakir, Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism, Buckinghamshire New University

“The Mystery of The Voluntourist” by Nancy Gard McGehee, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech; David Clemmons, Voluntourism.org; and John Lee, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Virginia Tech
“Research Volunteer Tourism: Defining the Experience” by Angela M Benson, School of Service Management, University of Brighton

“The Sport Voluntourism Experience: Case Studies of Volunteers at the Olympics” by George Karlis, School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa

“The Global Citizens Network Model – An Intergenerational, Team Approach” by Linda Stuart, Global Citizens Network

“Carrying the Gift of Water, a Voluntourism Event” by Claudia Jurowski, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, The W.A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University

“Journeys of the Self: Volunteer Tourists in Nepal” by Eugenia Wickens, Faculty of Sport, Leisure and Tourism, Buckinghamshire New University

“Through the Eyes of Marx: The Labor in Volunteer Tourism of New Orleans” by Jennifer L. Erdely, Communication Studies Department, Louisiana State University

“Destination Marketing from a Sustainability Perspective” by Maria Aguilar, Deepak Chhabra, Kathleen Andereck, School of Community Resources &Development, Arizona State University, John Schlacter, WP Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
“Marketing in a Tough Economy” by Alexia Nestora, http://www.voluntourismgal.com, Christina Heyniger, Xola Consulting, Inc.

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