Articles tagged “voluntourism”

Travel Advisors Roll With the Changing Behavior of the Super Rich

Travel Advisors Roll With the Changing Behavior of the Super Rich

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Travel advisors serving the top end of the market these days are seeing an influx of clients with newly made fortunes eager to spend some of it on dream vacations. Satisfying their demands takes ingenuity and is redefining the nature of luxury travel.

2 weeks ago

Rise of Voluntourism Presents New Challenges for Advisors

Rise of Voluntourism Presents New Challenges for Advisors

Allan Leibowitz, Skift

Who would have thought that people would pay to do back-breaking work and enjoy the experience? Voluntourism is gaining momentum and putting pressure on advisors to match traveler skills and expectations with community and conservation needs.

2 weeks ago

Fathom Is Expanding Its Volunteer Activities to Other Carnival Lines

Fathom Is Expanding Its Volunteer Activities to Other Carnival Lines

Hannah Sampson, Skift

This will likely appeal to some cruisers who want to do more on land than take a tour or hang out at the beach. But we have to wonder how this will play out for Fathom's bookings. Will travelers who want to volunteer sidestep a full week on Fathom and just book a one-day excursion on another line?

2 years ago

Fathom Is Still Trying to Explain the Meaning of a Social Impact Cruise

Fathom Is Still Trying to Explain the Meaning of a Social Impact Cruise

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Fathom is drumming up good press for the cruise industry, but will enough people really pay a premium to devote their vacation to volunteering? Probably not at first.

3 years ago

Carnival Launches Fathom Brand Devoted to Volunteerism

Carnival Launches Fathom Brand Devoted to Volunteerism

Beth J. Harpaz , Associated Press

The new brand, if it is sustainable, will attract a younger customer base intent on doing good and also helps Carnival improve its own reputation.

4 years ago

Voluntourism Isn’t Always as Bad as It Sounds

4 years ago