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Volunteer Tourism

THE Kham Aid Foundation website provides a guide on what to expect for those who sign up as volunteer art conservators. Although no experience is needed for the wall paintings conservation tasks, volunteers should be “educated, caring and patient”. Kham Aid hopes to get a multi-talented team to help with tasks, besides cleaning wall paintings. [...]

Voluntourism — the act of giving back when you travel — is all the rage for astute travelers searching for Zen experiences. But does this benefit the local community? Just over six months ago, Alistair Clarke and Maria Browne led the frenzied lifestyles of typical Londoners — long, stressful working hours and little time for [...]