Inside the thriving industry of AIDS orphan tourism

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Richter
KEYWORDS: HIV/AIDS, ORPHANS, TOURISM
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Capabilities (HSC)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/August-2010/aids-orphan-tourism
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 6470
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/4145
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4145

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Abstract

The global perception that sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing a burgeoning 'AIDS orphan crisis', coupled with growing trends in volunteer tourism as reported in Time of 26 July (Vacationing like Brangelina), has produced a potentially high-risk situation for already vulnerable young children in the region, asserts LINDA RICHTER.