Taking a volunteer break, for example, a holiday to Thailand, could be the perfect opportunity to give something back after the indulgence of the festive season.

Taking a volunteer break, for example, a holiday to Thailand, could be the perfect opportunity to give something back after the indulgence of the festive season.

This is according to Jeffrey Glueck of Travelocity, who said that a recent poll had found that 13 per cent of people hope to go on such a trip during the course of next year.

He pointed out the volunteering will give people a chance to experience the authentic part of their destination instead of just the tourist hotspots, as well as allowing their money to go where it is really needed.

“Whether or not it’s on the list of New Year’s Resolutions, a volunteer [holiday] can truly change a person’s perspective and remind us of what’s most important in life,” Mr Glueck commented.

People interested in voluntourism could book flights to Thailand, where they can participate in an initiative called the Koh Yao Noi Homestay Club.

This allows tourists to stay in the homes of host families on Koh Yao Noi Island near Bangkok.

This site uses cookies to analyze traffic and for ads measurement purposes.
learn more about how we use cookies.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. If you have booked a flight only where the ticket is not issued immediately, your flight will be protected under our ATOL. Please see our booking conditions for information, or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate