Hello world! Who am I?



Hi, my name is Ante Mandić.

     I am PhD in hospitality and tourism management, currently working as an Assistant professor at the University of Split, Faculty of Economics, Business and Tourism – Department of Tourism and Economy, Croatia.

My teaching and research focuses on destination management, nature based tourism and smart tourism. I have been enrolled as a researcher in several EU founded projects including ShapeTourism (INTERREG MEDITERAN (ERDF MED Programme); BluTour System (INTERREG V-A 2014-2020, Italy – Croatia CBC Programme, Standard, Priority Axis: Blue innovation); CO-Evolve Tourism Sustainability at local scale through Sustainability Index: Tourism Sustainability Toolkit, Implementing ETIS: Maritime and Coastal Tourism Sustainability Toolkit (ERDF 2014-2020, INTERREG MEDITERAN). Most recently I have been enrolled as a researcher on Horizon 2020 SmartCulTour project (http://www.smartcultour.eu/).

Along with academic role, currently I serves as a manager of Living Lab focused on sustainable and resilient tourism development in metropolitan area of Split, Croatia. I am an active member of IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) and Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group (TAPAS Group, and Europarc Federation. UNWTO has featured my recent research on Sustainable recovery of tourism in protected areas from the COVID-19 pandemic within One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector, Transforming Vision Into Action – a Repository of Inspiring Initiatives, Tools and Strategic Thinking.

Currently, I serve as an associate editor for the Journal of Ecotourism (Taylor & Francis).

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