From Paradise to Profit

This Post was written by Rachael Brink, student and travel blogger. Read more about her opinions & experiences @ www.thetravelingkid.net.   About 25 kilometres off the coast of Cambodia lies Koh Rong, one of the country’s largest islands.  A two-hour ferry trip south from Sihanoukville lands tourists on the white sand beaches of Koh Tuich village, […]

Residential care perspectives: orphanage tourism in Cambodia

The growing popularity of international volunteering has led to the trend of orphanage tourism, whereby people take time to volunteer at or visit an orphanage while visiting a foreign country. The literature on volunteer tourism is growing but mainly focuses on the volunteer and to a lesser extent on the host communities, and the literature […]

Orphanage Tourism

Volunteering in orphanages is bad for children! In the past decade the number of orphan children has declined worldwide, whereas the number of orphanages in many developing countries has risen in response to the demand from tourists wishing to volunteer. Orphanages have become a tourist attraction and a ‘bucket list’ volunteering opportunity. Unfortunately the resulting rise in […]

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