Self-transcendence: An alternative explanation for voluntourism in developing countries

Authors: Tukamushaba, E.K., Xiao, H. and Ladkin, A.

Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 61-75

eISSN: 1756-2546

ISSN: 1756-2538

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSOC.2017.085723

Abstract:

Travel associated with volunteering activities has been on increase and has attracted a cross section of people with varying demographic characteristics. This paper argues for self-transcendence as an alternative altruistic motivation for VOLUNtourists to travel to developing countries. A descriptive research design was used to guide the research process. A sample of 501 respondents who had completed their visit to Uganda for various reasons was used. Results indicate that, there was no significant association between gender and purpose of the visit, while age group was significantly associated with the purpose of visiting. Most visitors were seeking what was perceived to be at a being level. In Uganda most facilities within tourist attractions favour the adult age group and it is recommended that special consideration be put towards the development of affordable accommodation to cater for all age groups.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24772/

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Self-transcendence: An alternative explanation for volunteer tourism in developing countries

Authors: Tukamushabe, E., Xiao, H. and Ladkin, A.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24772/

Source: Manual

Self-transcendence: An alternative explanation for voluntourism in developing countries

Authors: Tukamushaba, E., Xiao, H. and Ladkin, A.

Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24772/

Source: Manual

Self-transcendence: An alternative explanation for voluntourism in developing countries

Authors: Tukamushaba, E., Xiao, H. and Ladkin, A.

Journal: International Journal of Sustainable Society

Volume: 9

Issue: 1

Pages: 61-75

ISSN: 1756-2538

Abstract:

In recent years, travel associated with volunteering activities has attracted a cross section of people with varying demographic characteristics and aspiration to both developing and developed countries and has been on increase. This paper argues for self-transcendence as an alternative altruistic motivation for some individuals who choose to travel to developing nations destinations which are considered risky as VOLUNtourists. A descriptive research design was used to guide the research process. This study was based on a sample of 501 respondents who had completed their visit to Uganda for various reasons.

Results indicate that, there was no significant association between gender and purpose of the visit, while age group was significantly associated with the purpose of visiting. Most visitors were seeking that which they perceived to be beyond themselves associated with spirituality. Currently most facilities within tourist attractions in Uganda favour the adult age group and it is recommended that special consideration be given to the development of affordable facilities such as accommodation to cater for all age groups in order to continue realising the positive contribution to the potential of tourism in developing countries.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/24772/

http://www.inderscience.com/info/ingeneral/forthcoming.php?jcode=ijssoc

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