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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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Abstract

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
Depositing user: Prof Tom Baum
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2010 10:56
Last modified: 27 Mar 2015 03:38
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/15581

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