Cruise industry testing voluntourism model

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Come vacation time, more and more travelers are swapping out their bathing suits and golf clubs for pencils and construction tools.

The trend is called voluntourism. As the name suggests, it combines volunteer work with tourism. The trend has now caught the attention of big companies looking to cash-in.

CCTV America’s Nitza Soledad Perez filed this report.

Cruise industry testing voluntourism model

Come vacation time, more and more travelers are swapping out their bathing suits and golf clubs for pencils and construction tools. The trend is called voluntourism. As the name suggests, it combines volunteer work with tourism. The trend has now caught the attention of big companies looking to cash-in. CCTV America's Nitza Soledad Perez filed this report.


Lee Abbamonte on voluntourism
For more on this popular trend and the pros and cons, CCTV America’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Lee Abbamonte. He’s a travel analyst based in New York City.

Lee Abbamonte on voluntourism

Come vacation time, more and more travelers are swapping out their bathing suits and golf clubs for pencils and construction tools. The trend is called voluntourism. As the name suggests, it combines volunteer work with tourism. The trend has now caught the attention of big companies looking to cash-in. CCTV America's Nitza Soledad Perez filed this report.