Sandra Mrvica Mađarac – College of Applied Sciences ‘’Lavoslav Ružička’’ in Vukovar, Županijska 50, 32000 Vukovar, Croatia
Mirjana Nedović – College of Applied Sciences ‘’Lavoslav Ružička’’ in Vukovar, Županijska 50, 32000 Vukovar, Croatia

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2019.25

 

5th International Scientific-Business Conference – LIMEN 2019 – Leadership, Innovation, Management and Economics: Integrated Politics of Research – CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, Graz, Austria, December 12, 2019, published by the Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade; Printed by: SKRIPTA International, Belgrade, ISBN 978-86-80194-26-4, ISSN 2683-6149, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/LIMEN.2019

 

Abstract

Modern tourists on their vacations seek for an experiences and activities and one of the possible
solutions for active vacation is offered in the form of volunteer tourism. Volunteer tourism is a tourist trend
(volunteer plus tourism) that provides humanitarian work and the contribution of tourists to the local community
during the holiday season. Through volunteering tourist is directly acquainted with the destination,
its culture, problems and local customs and for the tourists through their humanitarian work is provided a
sense of value. Volunteer activities can be carried out in the fields of ecology, agriculture, orphanages, animal
care, heritage rebuilding, education, etc. In addition to the positive side, the negative side of volunteer
tourism has also been criticized. The main argument for this is the attitude that this tourist product implies
underdevelopment and poverty as a „tourist attractions”. For the purpose of this study, a group interview
was carried out that includes the students to determine if they were familiar with the concept of voluntarism,
whether they would go on this kind of tourist vacation and also what is their opinion on voluntarism.

 

Keywords

Volunteer tourism, Active vacation, Group interview.

 

 

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