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The Institute for Tourism is the only scientific public institute in Croatia specializing in research and consultancy services in tourism. Its expertise is based on scientific work, permanent research activities and the continuous education of its multidisciplinary team.

The institute’s activities are governed by an integrated approach to tourism development and management, which takes into account the development aspects of a company or a tourist destination, as well as the national tourism policies. The Institute for Tourism works together with tourism industry players with whom it shares a common goal – to achieve a higher level of competitiveness for Croatian tourism.

Basic tasks:

The Institute for Tourism fosters ongoing efforts to improve specialist knowledge pertaining to the different areas that impact the development and management of tourism: economics, marketing, management, transportation, environmental protection and application of modern information and communication technologies.


The Institute’s basic tasks are:

  • Research Planning and Development Information and Documentation Education Library Publishing
  • Organization of the Institute
  • Managing Director Scientific Council Management Board

How is Institute organized

The Managing Director

The Managing Director represents the institute individually and independently. The Managing Director is responsible for the day-to-day running of the institute in compliance with the spirit and letter of the law, the Statute and other general acts of the institute, and is also responsible for the legality of the institute’s operations.

Managing Director

Damir Krešić, Ph.D.

Assistant Director

Snježana Boranić Živoder, Ph.D.


Scientific Council

The Scientific Council considers and decides on professional and scientific issues; it conducts procedures leading to the selection of candidates for scientific and research titles and positions and looks after the development of scientific novices.

Members of the Scientific Council are all scientists permanently employed at the institute who have been elected into the scientific profession.
Members of the Scientific Council are all scientists affiliated with the Institute for Tourism who have been elected into the scientific profession, associates in the positions of assistants or senior assistants as well as a representative of the scientific novices who do not hold the scientific title of master of sciences.

President of the Scientific Council

Goran Kos, Ph.D. +385 1 39 09 666

Management Board

The institute’s Management Board performs duties within the scope of its activities provided for by the Law, Statute and other general acts of the institute. The Management Board has three members who are appointed by the Minister of science. The term of office of the Management Board members is two years from the day of appointment.


Boris Crnković, Ph.D.


Nives Jurić, M.S.

Ivana Prosinečki, M.S.

Neven Ivandić, Ph.D.

Hrvoje Mataković, Ph.D.


Ethics Committee: Jasenka Kranjčević, Ph. D., member; Ivan Kožić, Ph D., member

Foto: Vedran Rafael janić / Turistička zajednica Grada Staroga Grada

Business Secretary /
Head of Common Affairs:

Mladenka Jurčić, dipl.iur. 

Head of Accounting:

Brankica Božić

Secretary of Managing Director:

Luca Rađenović

Head of Library

Ksenija Tokić, Ph.D.



+385(0)1 3909 666