Social tourism in the UK: The role of the voluntary sector as providers in a period of austerity

Gareth Shaw, Scott McCabe, Julie Wooler

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Abstract

In the UK, there is no nationally coordinated policy of funding support for tourism and yet there is much activity on the part of the voluntary, or third, sector in the delivery of social tourism opportunities. During the current global economic downturn, characterized by a rethinking of the role of the state in the provision of social welfare services, a greater burden is being placed on the voluntary sector in the delivery of social services. Yet there is little empirical research on the role of the voluntary sector in social tourism. This chapter seeks to go some way to addressing this imbalance through an analysis of recent research undertaken with charities, tourism industry representatives and social services professionals working either directly or indirectly in the supply of social tourism in the UK.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Social Tourism
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Pages123-138
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781788112437
ISBN (Print)9781788112420
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The present study has been supported by Institute of Health ?Carlos III? of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grants cofunded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): PI12/02529, PI15/01206, CP15/00103, RETICs RIRAAF (RD12/0013/0001) and ARADyAL (RD16/0006/0001; RD16/0006/0033; RD16/0006/0019), and by Andalusian Regional Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (grants cofunded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF): CTS-06603); Andalusian Regional Ministry Health (grants: PI-0699-2011, PI-0352-2012, PI-0179-2014 and PI-0241-2016), ?Premio UNICAJA a la innovaci?n en biomedicina y salud? and Merck-Serono Research Grant from Fundacion Salud 2000.

Publisher Copyright:
© Anya Diekmann and Scott McCabe 2020. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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