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Spending a few hours at an orphanage, painting a classroom or chatting with the elderly are not the usual activities vacationers would find on their itinerary. That is, until now. With voluntourism gaining popularity around the world, Jordan recently began looking at the concept of gearing travelers towards a more hands-on cultural experience of the country. Visit www.visitjordan**** for more information.
30 Mar 2008
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*******thevoluntour**** Thrice speaks with The Voluntour about how music can make change in the world and their work with Blood:Water Mission. Check out more Music Interviews at *******causecast****/music
17 Oct 2009
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"The Little Big Project" is a Volunteer Tourism competition funded by the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), to inspire worldwide travelers to take a Volunteer vacation in Thailand. *******www.thelittlebigprojectthailand****/
18 Jun 2013
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Do you want to volunteer during your vacation? Here are some great ways to do it!
6 Nov 2009
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Visit Tijuana Mexico with the Amateur Traveler (*******AmateurTraveler****). 13 times in the last 15 years I have made a trip down to Tijuana Mexico to work with a group from my church and a Mexican organization called Esperanza International to build houses out of concrete. Esperanza means "hope" in Spanish. This video shows what that work is like.
26 Nov 2009
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Divers interested in aiding in reef restoration and participating in coral restoration and propagation can join marine scientists with Key Largo's nonprofit Coral Restoration Foundation in an ongoing mission to preserve the coral reefs of the Florida Keys. Participants learn about environmental impacts on Florida's reefs through educational lectures and hands-on dives to restore endangered staghorn and elkhorn corals, two of the reef-building species that have the best chance to propagate and create new habitats within a year or two. Leading the educational dive trips is Ken Nedimyer. President of the Coral Restoration Foundation that was established in 2000, Nedimyer started the volunteer arm of the program in 2007. He formerly collected tropical fish and owned a live rock aquaculture farm, but recognized the need to become a coral cultivator. Nedimyer's and the foundation's goal is to re-establish sexually mature coral colonies that can successfully reproduce and repopulate the reefs. The educational sessions focus on coral health, corals' function in marine ecosystems, identification of natural and manmade threats to coral, and ways to protect the resource in the Florida Keys. Volunteers go on working dives to the coral nursery to clean and prepare corals for planting, and an orientation dive at one of the restoration sites to see firsthand the evolution of corals over time. At the nursery, corals are started from a clipping about the length of a knuckle and grow to 30 or 40 centimeters. After a year on the reef, the corals grow several inches tall with multiple branches. In five years, they are strong, independent structures serving as habitat for a variety of tropical fish. For many, what starts as an interest evolves into a dedicated mission, according to Nedimyer. Visitors often return for repeat volunteer opportunities. "This is something the average person can get their hands on and do," Nedimyer said. "We have a lot of people who have volunteered, and they 'own' this project. They can take (the experience) back to their home communities — it is a grass-roots way of giving people ownership." To learn more about volunteering with the Coral Restoration Foundation, visit www***ralrestoration****. diving; dive; dive volontourism; florida keys; usa; florida; coral reef; ecotourism
12 Jun 2012
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Everyone wants to help people. For some, those people are themselves.
17 Jul 2012
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We gear up for the college party season with State Department warnings, voluntourism, the International Cricket Championship, top ranked nude beaches and beer drinking pigs.
23 May 2007
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'Boom and Burst' - one of four scenarios for the UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project. "A booming UK economy and impressive advances in transport technologies have fuelled a growth in travel worldwide. People travel more frequently, for further and at faster speeds than ever before and there are many new reasons to go abroad. But precarious trade-offs have been needed in order to meet the UK’s emission targets, and many destinations are suffering from serious overcrowding. People are now asking: how long can this growth be maintained?" For further information, go to www.forumforthefuture****/projects/tourism-2023. Animation by Zarino Zappia, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future
6 Nov 2009
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'Carbon Clampdown' - one of four scenarios for the future UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project. "Tradable carbon quotas have been introduced for all UK households as part of the government’s bold plans to tackle climate change. The public has clamoured for tough action as environmental impacts are increasingly felt. Holidaymakers are highly sensitive to the impacts of their travel and seek ethical experiences that are within their carbon budget. Holidaying in Britain is back in fashion and has soared in popularity." For further information, go to www.forumforthefuture****/projects/tourism-2023. Animation by Aaron Lee, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future
14 Oct 2009
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'Boom and Burst' - one of four scenarios for the UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project. "A booming UK economy and impressive advances in transport technologies have fuelled a growth in travel worldwide. People travel more frequently, for further and at faster speeds than ever before and there are many new reasons to go abroad. But precarious trade-offs have been needed in order to meet the UK’s emission targets, and many destinations are suffering from serious overcrowding. People are now asking: how long can this growth be maintained?" For further information, go to: www.forumforthefuture****/projects/tourism-2023. Animation by Zarino Zappia, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future
14 Oct 2009
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'Divided Disquiet' - one of four scenarios for the future UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project. "Travelling overseas is an unattractive proposition. A toxic combination of devastating climate change impacts, violent wars over scarce resources and social unrest has created an unstable and fearful world. Security is tight and travel is cumbersome, time-consuming and inefficient. Visitors are highly selective in where and when they travel, cramming into a small number of destinations where tight restrictions and overcrowding compound the problems. Many people have begun to think that holidaying abroad just makes the problems worse." For further information, go to: www.forumforthefuture****/projects/tourism-2023. Animation by Stevie Robinson, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future
14 Oct 2009
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'Price and Privilege' - one of four scenarios for the future UK outbound tourism industry, developed by Forum for the Future for the Tourism 2023 project. "A dramatically high oil price has made travel punitively expensive. Cost is the primary concern for holidaymakers as everyone asks: how far can I get for my money? Although a small, elite market continues to fly regularly, the vast majority of people simply cannot afford the experience. There have been mass redundancies across the travel industry and the affordability of overland routes has led to radical restructuring." For further information, go to: www.forumforthefuture****/projects/tourism-2023. Animation by Jane Xu, Goldsmiths. Copyright Forum for the Future
14 Oct 2009
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This latest video from ethical incentive travel experts Hands Up Incentives depicts how meaningful and fulfilling for all concerned a well prepared incentive trip can be. This video is from a recent CSR-friendly incentive trip for 37 people, to Cambodia and Vietnam. The company spent two days out of their nine day trip helping restore classrooms and build a library at an impoverished primary school - 95% rated this the highlight of their trip.
6 Apr 2011
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The CEO of Softcat, Peter Kelly, speaks on video about his company’s experience of a CSR-friendly incentive trip with Hands Up Incentives. The trip was for 37 people, to Cambodia and Vietnam. The company spent two days out of their nine day trip helping restore classrooms and build a library at an impoverished primary school – 95% rated this the highlight of their trip
11 Apr 2011
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If you are struggling to get employees, management or stakeholders to understand the importance of your CSR and sustainability programs, you may want to consider a Hands Up Incentives trip.
15 Apr 2011
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