Exploring the role of expedition staff in volunteer tourism

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Title Exploring the role of expedition staff in volunteer tourism
Author Coghlan, Alexandra
Journal Name International Journal of Tourism Research
Editor John Fletcher
Year Published 2008
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Abstract Conservation volunteer tourism (VT) (or nature conservation expedition)-related organisations can provide a meeting point for both tourists and field-based scientists. Expedition leaders should be aware of the needs of the volunteer tourists that can be fulfilled through VT. It appears that the role of expedition leaders is central to the successful execution of the VT expedition. This study aimed to understand the expedition leaders' perceptions of VT, their perspective of the expectations of their volunteer tourists and their requirements of the volunteers, and assess how volunteers perform with regard to those requirements. The results suggest that there may be some differences in perceptions between leaders and volunteer tourists that may affect the success of the expedition.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jtr.650
Volume 10
Issue Number 2
Page from 183
Page to 191
ISSN 1522-1970
Date Accessioned 2011-06-02
Date Available 2011-08-30T06:22:21Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Tourism
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/40495
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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