Luxury Voluntourism trips - can they be responsible?
‘Luxury Travel’ and ‘giving back’ may be considered a contradiction.
The pioneering responsible volunteer organisation people and places disagrees.
“Our answer is absolutely not. What is this perception that only the poor can help the poor - where did it come from? Surely it’s irrelevant where travellers come from or how they choose to travel. First class or economy class; luxurious accommodation or a simple homestay; servants or self-service – these are all matters of personal choice. What matters most, to both hosts and guests, is that they share their time and experiences together for their mutual benefit”, says Sallie Grayson, director at people and places

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Created: 29/03/2011