The possible negative impacts of volunteer tourism

  title={The possible negative impacts of volunteer tourism},
  author={Daniel Guttentag},
  journal={International Journal of Tourism Research},
  • Daniel Guttentag
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Tourism Research
Volunteer tourism is an increasingly popular form of travel that is attracting growing research attention. Nevertheless, existing research has focused primarily on the benefits of volunteer tourism, and many studies have simply involved profiling volunteers or investigating their motivations. However, there are numerous possible negative impacts of volunteer tourism that deserve increased attention from both researchers and project managers: a neglect of locals' desires, a hindering of work… 
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