Exploring the role of expedition staff in volunteer tourism

Coghlan, Alexandra (2008) Exploring the role of expedition staff in volunteer tourism. International Journal of Tourism Research, 10 (2). pp. 183-191.

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Conservation volunteer tourism (VT) (or nature conservation expedition)-related organisations can provide a meeting point for both tourists and field-based scientists. Expedition leaders should be aware of the needs of the volunteer tourists that can be fulfilled through VT. It appears that the role of expedition leaders is central to the successful execution of the VT expedition. This study aimed to understand the expedition leaders' perceptions of VT, their perspective of the expectations of their volunteer tourists and their requirements of the volunteers, and assess how volunteers perform with regard to those requirements. The results suggest that there may be some differences in perceptions between leaders and volunteer tourists that may affect the success of the expedition.

Item ID: 9158
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1522-1970
Keywords: volunteer; tourism; expedition leaders; researchers
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2010 04:10
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1506 Tourism > 150699 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 90 COMMERCIAL SERVICES AND TOURISM > 9003 Tourism > 900399 Tourism not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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