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dc.contributor.authorParkes, Eleanor
dc.description.abstractThe volunteer tourism market now represents over $2 billion annually but its impact is not yet adequately understood. Studies that have considered the impacts of voluntourism on host communities have had some significant limitations as well as very having mixed findings, highlighting both the potential benefits but also the costs of this increasingly popular form of travel. Voluntourism is now the fastest growing market in the tourism industry and it is essential we consider it critically to ascertain which voluntourism models are contributing to an outmoded north-south approach to development, and which are designed to support the capacity of local organisations. This paper will argue that with the recent publication of the IACD’s Towards shared international standards for community development practice document the time is right for a renewed and focused attempt to measure the impacts of volunteering and voluntourism on community development.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsRethinking the true impact of voluntourism in line with new community development standards is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjectvolunteer tourismen_NZ
dc.subjecthost communitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectTowards shared international standards for community development practice (IACD, 2018)en_NZ
dc.subjectInternational Association for Community Development (IACD)en_NZ
dc.subjectUN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)en_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity developmenten_NZ
dc.titleRethinking the true impact of voluntourism in line with new community development standardsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111708 Health and Community Servicesen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden160607 International Relationsen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationParkes, E. (2018). Rethinking the true impact of voluntourism in line with new community development standards, Whanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Development, 4(2), 90–101. Unitec ePress. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume4 (2)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleWhanake: The Pacific Journal of Community Developmenten_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, Auckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaCommunity Development

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