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Volunteer Tourism and Child Protection

Calabash Tours
Calabash Tours and its NGO partner Calabash Trust are a social enterprise based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa engaging in volunteer tourism as a way of developing poor communities in the townships or urban slums of the city. Volunteer tourism, or Voluntourism, is a rapidly growing segment of the tourism sector. The commercialisation of these programmes carries with it the risk of negative impacts and one area where these risks are most prominent is within the realm of child protection.

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