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Developing the dimensions of tourism volunteering

Holmes, K. and Smith, K.M. and Lockstone-Binney, L. and Baum, T.G. (2010) Developing the dimensions of tourism volunteering. Leisure Sciences, 32 (3). pp. 255-268. ISSN 0149-0400

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    Volunteers within tourism settings are of growing interest. Research to date has been fragmented either focusing on individuals volunteering in their community (i.e., hosts) or tourists volunteering at a destination (i.e., guests). In this paper, the tourism and leisure literature on volunteering is synthesized and the host and guest streams of volunteering critiqued according to four defining dimensions: setting, time commitment, level of obligation, and remuneration. These dimensions are refined using interview data to propose a model of tourism volunteering where host and guest volunteering are related rather than distinct. A simple host-guest dichotomy misses the shared and distinct complexities of tourism volunteering.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 15581
    Keywords: host volunteering, leisure, volunteerism, volunteer tourism, Recreation Leisure, Social Sciences (General), Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Sociology and Political Science, Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
    Subjects: Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > Recreation Leisure
    Social Sciences > Social Sciences (General)
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Human Resource Management
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    Depositing user: Prof Tom Baum
    Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 10:56
    Last modified: 11 Feb 2015 04:30

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