Tag Archives: VolunTourism

Californian launches “4th World Love” to empower communities in Indonesia

By Dian Hasan | October 3, 2009 It’s always commendable when a young person steps out of their comfort zone and goes out of her/his way to help others. Especially it takes place in distant land, where there is a … Continue reading

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First-person look ~ VolunTourism. What’s it really like?

Have you always wondered what is it like to go overseas, on a trip and be involved in helping others? You’ve been driven to pursue these loftier ideals, but are unsure about going the distance – across oceans – to … Continue reading

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Extending companies’ CSR into Adventure Tourism & Volunteer Travel

By Dian Hasan | September 21, 2009 Amid the growing popularity of VolunTourism (Volunteering while traveling), there are organizations that are promoting the idea not only to individuals for their personal growth, but also for the corporate world. Volunteer Travel, … Continue reading

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The Favela Tour: Changing Perspectives on the Slums of Rio

A look inside one of the most misunderstood places in the world, and how one group has been working for almost two decades to promote awareness. It was my first night in Rio de Janeiro. From the balcony of a … Continue reading

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Favela Tourism now introduced in Jakarta

Rio pioneered the idea a decade ago, other megacities like Mumbai, Lagos followed, and now it has come to Jakarta. Welcome to Favela Tourism, a.k.a. Poverty Tourism, Reality Tourism, or as the following article from The Jakarta Post suggests, “Poor-ism”. … Continue reading

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Lotan Center for Creative Ecology ~ creating an Eco Community through “Green Apprenticeship”

By Dian Hasan | September 11, 2009 We continue to search for commendable and do-able “Green Ideas” that relate to travel & tourism, from all corners of the world. We deliberately use the term “Green Ideas” to avoid the confusion … Continue reading

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Eco Tourism in the Middle East: Jordan

Between all of the eco guesthouses popping up and the Israeli Tourism Ministry trying to go green by 2009, there’s no absence of environmentally friendly vacation options in Israel (hint hint, to all those out-of-towners planning their summer vacations in … Continue reading

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