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dc.contributor.supervisor Newberry, Janice C.
dc.contributor.author Alomari, Thabit
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-31T03:45:01Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-31T03:45:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3295
dc.description viii, 122 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract Volunteer tourism (voluntourism) has been described as an alternative form of tourism to mass tourism. It has been suggested that understanding the motivations of voluntourists might lead to a better understanding of the socio-cultural dimension of voluntourism sustainability. The aim of this thesis is to identify the key motives of voluntourists and how these motives affect the socio-cultural sustainability of a society. Virtual ethnography, observation, and semi-structured interviews were employed in order to collect the research data from Eden Valley – a Canadian First Nation reserve, Global Citizen Network (GCN) – a voluntourism organiser, and voluntourists who took part in previous volunteering trips. The study found that authenticity, cultural concerns, the search for unique experience, helping the ‘other’, and self-healing are the key motives that drive travellers to participate in voluntourism projects. The data collected show that voluntourism has a greater positive socio-cultural impact on targeted communities than mass-tourism. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Volunteer tourism en_US
dc.subject Volunteer tourism -- Social aspects en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Motivation and socio-cultural sustainability of voluntourism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.level Masters


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