Dr Ante Mandić is currently working as an assistant professor in the field of sustainable tourism at the Department of tourism and economy, Faculty of economics, business and tourism, University of Split, Croatia. His teaching predominately focuses on sustainable tourism development. In his research, he pays attention to heritage destinations, particularly protected natural areas. He has published a number of academic papers in his field in respectful international journals, among others Tourism Management Perspectives (Elsevier), Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism (Elsevier), Journal of Ecotourism (Taylor and Francis), Environment Systems and Decisions (Springer), Environment Development and Sustainability (Springer), Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology (Emerald) as well as book chapters. He recent published book, titled “Mediterranean Protected Areas: Challenges and Solutions”, with Springer Nature, and is currently, co-editing “The Routledge Handbook of Nature-Based Tourism Development” (Routledge), and “Cultural Sustainable Tourism” (Springer Nature) both expected to be published in 2022.
Dr Mandić has extensive experience working as a researcher or educator on international projects founded by INTERREG MEDITERRANEAN (ShapeTourism; BluTour System; Co-Evolve; DESTIMED (educator)) and HORIZON 2020 program (SmartCulTour). He serve as a manager of SmartCulTour Living Lab, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Ecotourism (Publisher: Taylor and Francis; EiC: prof. David Fennell). He is the member of of the Executive Committee and coordinator of Knowledge development at the IUCN WCPA TAPAS.
Personal web page: https://antemandic.com/