CMI Green Traveler Study: Focus on Voluntourism

In case everyone hasn’t seen this recent voluntourism survey – some interesting points:

  • 25.6% of respondents reported that they have volunteered while traveling.
  • 59.1% said they are interested in volunteering during a future trip.
  • 37.6% of respondents indicated that the availability of volunteer opportunities would be a factor in selecting a vacation destination.
  • One in eight said they include volunteering as a part of what it means to be a green traveler.
  • 5.1% of respondents reporting “volunteer trip” as one of the purposes for travel over the last year.
  • 3.1% said they hoped to “leave the destination better” off than they’d found it.
  • For cruise passengers, 12.2% said shore-based volunteer excursions were among the top five most important environmental initiatives they sought.
  • Of those who have volunteered, 58% said they have continued to stay involved with the volunteer project since they returned.

Check out the full article and survey

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