Volunteer Tourism: Exploring the Perceptions of Bahamian Islanders and Student Volunteer Tourists
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Nutrition and Food Science
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This study examines the motivations and perceptions of Bahamian family island residents and student volunteer tourists towards volunteer tourism programs. This research suggests that perceptions towards volunteer tourism are mostly positive; however there is evidence that host communities and volunteer tourists have differing opinions on their perceptions of volunteer tourism. A mixed methods approach is used to examine the participants of this study providing for a deep understanding of the volunteer tourism phenomenon.