A segmented volunteer tourism industry

Stainton, Hayley (2016) A segmented volunteer tourism industry. Annals of Tourism Research, 61. pp. 256-258. ISSN 0160-7383

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Abstract

Volunteer tourism is often discursively constructed, overlapping a number of research disciplines including those of tourism research, volunteering and leisure. Whilst incorporating a variety of forms of tourism within its realms (Lyons & Wearing, 2012; Mostafanezhad, 2013), there are also associations with a number of disciplines such as development and child studies. Fundamentally, the concept comprises both volunteerism and tourism and despite beginning as a micro-niche form of tourism, it can now be found in virtually every industry (Wearing & McGehee, 2013a), even in the extremes of mass tourism (Butcher, 2011). However, in contrast to other niche tourism forms such as diving, medical or wine, it can be argued that the volunteer tourism industry has now progressed into a macroniche with an array of micro niches situated beneath it.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Tourism Research, Volunteering, Leisure
Members: Bucks New University
Depositing User: Ms Jackie McPeak
Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2017 14:42
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2017 15:04
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/15339

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