Asian Journal of Tourism Research
Chiang Mai University
This article highlights the understudied role of local knowledge in contributing to the resilience of small-scale entrepreneurial tourism businesses in touristically-unpredictable times. Drawing on a micro-case study of a South Sulawesi (Indonesia) tourist-oriented restaurant-hotel that has thrived despite tourism’s ebbs and flows of tourism, we suggest that greater attention to the ways in which successful small-scale tourism entrepreneurs draw on local wisdom can help identify additional foundations for building resilience strategies. In spotlighting local knowledge as an under-recognized resource, this article also speaks to recent calls for the decolonization of tourism studies.
Adams, Kathleen M. and Sandarupa, Dirk. A Room with a View: Local Knowledge and Tourism Entrepreneurship in an Unlikely Indonesian Locale. Asian Journal of Tourism Research, 3, 1: 1-26, 2018. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, Anthropology: Faculty Publications and Other Works, http://dx.doi.org/10.12982 AJTR.2018.0001
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