Selfies and hashtags: The rise of voluntourism

For a generation more geared towards solving the world’s problems than any before it, spring break trips to build schools in Africa or volunteer in orphanages in Asia have become a popular option for holiday getaways.

Voluntourism – that is holiday time spent in exotic locations with an altruistic bent – provides something affluent lives back home cannot compete with: a deeper sense of meaning. But what does it actually achieve?

Published on Fairplanet

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