Nýlega kom út bókin Neolocalism and Tourism - Understanding a Global Movement. Meðal kaflahöfunda er Jessica Aquino lektor við ferðamáladeild Háskólans á Hólum. Meðhöfundur að kaflanum, „Neolocalism, Revitalisation and Rural Tourism Development“, er Guðrún Kloes, en báðar búa þær í Húnaþingi vestra og byggja skrifin á reynslu sinni og annarra í tengslum við ímyndarsköpun í ferðamálum o.fl. því tengdu.
Áhugasamir eru hvattir til að kynna sér skrifin nánar - með því að skipta yfir í enska útgáfu fréttarinnar, eða með því að smella á slóðina hér fyrir ofan.
Recently a book chapter on" Neolocalism, Revitalisation and Rural Tourism Development" was published in the book Neolocalism and Tourism: Understanding a Global Movement.
The co-author of the chapter, "Neolocalism, Revitalization and Rural Tourism Development", is Guðrún Kloes, both Jessica and Guðrún live in Húnaþing vestra and base their writings on their experience and of others in tourism.
This chapter takes an ethnographic approach to the study of neolocalism to describe how the community of Húnaþing vestra saw the potential to nurture a sense of place using their natural and cultural assets to enhance the local economy and community livelihoods. We will describe how certain community initiative projects have played an active role in fostering the local identity and distinctiveness of a community, and its use as a strategy for crafting authentic tourism experiences. We will discuss examples spanning over 20 years (2000-2019) based on an accumulation of first-hand experiences and research by the authors who live in Húnaþing vestra. There is a need to further investigate neolocalism and craft production in rural tourism development, as it may give insights on how a community may feel empowered by telling the story of their connections to place, and how it may influence revitalization efforts and community resiliency.