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Volunteer tourism – Deconstructing volunteer activities within a dynamic environment

Deconstructing volunteer activities within
WithM. Callanan, S. Thomas

The aim of this chapter is to provide an overview of the historical context of volunteer tourism, including an analysis of the key factors that have shaped its development and growth, predominantly in the past 30 years. The authors will also examine the parameters of the eclectic volunteer tourism product within today’s dynamic and consumer society. Finally, the chapter will provide a new framework for the study of volunteer tourism.