International Voluntourism as Secular Pilgrimage: A Case Study of Hosts and Guests in a Small Panamanian Town

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Edles, Laura Desfor;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Subject: Tourism impacts | Panama | Voluntourism | Tourism and Travel

In this paper, I discuss the social dynamics of international ‘voluntourism’ in Santa Catalina, a small town on the Pacific coast of Panama that has become a tourist mecca in the last two decades. Through my collection of documentary, interview, and ethnographic data, I... View more
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