Are the Volunteer Projects Included in Package Holiday Tour? Case Study Evidence from the Slovakia and Czech Republic
Pompurová, K., Marčeková, R. (2017). Are the Volunteer Projects Included in Package Holiday Tour? Case Study Evidence from the Slovakia and Czech Republic. Journal of Tourism and Services 9(16): 19-26.
Keywords:package holiday tour, tour operators, travel agents, volunteer tourism, volunteer projects
The study approaches volunteers’ projects in package tourism, which is a predominant form of outbound leisure tourism in Europe. The aim is to study the contemporary offer of tour operators and travel agents in Slovakia and Czech Republic with emphasis on volunteer tourism. Data was obtained by mystery e-mailing based on measuring reaction to e-mail inquiry of client. The members of the Slovak Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents and members of the Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agents of the Czech Republic were addressed. The research results show that the proportion of tour operators and travel agents which offer package holiday tours with volunteer activities is negligible. None of the subjects specializes in volunteer tourism as the global growing alternative form of tourism. Tour operators and travel agents that offer volunteer projects included in package tours do so only marginally.
Journal of Tourism and Services (ISSN 1804-5650) is published by the Center for International Scientific Research of VŠO and VŠPP in cooperation with the following partners:
- University College of Business in Prague, Czech Republic
- University of Entrepreneurship and Law, Prague, Czech Republic
- School of Business and Administration of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal, Portugal
- Faculty of Operation and Economics of Transport and Communications, University of Zilina, Slovakia
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