Voluntourism combines volunteering with tourism activities. Volunteer.org defines voluntourism as “the conscious, seamlessly integrated combination of voluntary service to a destination and the best, traditional elements of travel - arts, culture, geography, history and recreation - in that destination."
Some characteristics of voluntourism include: short-term, no experience required, participation fees, a company-run program, and a focus on the voluntourist’s experience.
Essentially, voluntourism has volunteers do work that provide little to no help for communities.
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