CMI Green Traveler Study Findings: Voluntourism All Fueled Up, But Yet to Take Off

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CMI Green Traveler Study Findings: Voluntourism All Fueled Up, But Yet to Take Off

With the release of a new study this week produced in collaboration with VolunteerMatch, a clearer picture of the habits and interests of green travelers is coming into focus.
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Friday, February 12, 2010 - 5:00pm

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The global recession hasn’t dampened enthusiam for volunteer travel. But while the idea of volunteer related travel ("voluntourism") is trendy these days, not much is known about who these volunteers are, how big a chunk of the travel business they represent, or what impact they are making in local communities.

While U.S.-based travelers represent a large part of the market of volunteer abroad experiences, much less is known about the interest in domestic travel-related volunteering. Here at VolunteerMatch, we’ve been advocating for years about the benefits of adding volunteering to your next trip here in the U.S., but we don’t yet have tools for tracking or reporting on the popularity of this option.

With the release of a new study this week on green travel habits, a clearer picture of the "volunteer abroad" picture, at least, is coming into focus....

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Keywords: Green | NGO | Volunteering | green travel | international | travel industry | volunteer abroad | volunteer sector | volunteer travel | voluntourism

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