tourismologist. travel journalist. educator.

Ivan Dodig is a Special Interest Tourism expert with specialisation in Communication Sciences in the field of Multimedia. He is the Head of the Center for Sustainable Tourism Development at Herzegovina University in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

About Me

Areas of my research and professional interest are Special interest tourism and Communication sciences. Currently, I serve as member of Medjugorje Town Council and as the executive board member of the Croatian Association of Travel Journalists and Writers in Tourism. Since 2021 I am the head of the Center for Sustainable Tourism Development, Herzegovina University.

Research fields

  • Special Interest Tourism
  • Pilgrimage
  • Tourism, media and multimedia
  • Tourist informing process
  • Travel Journalism
  • Sociology of Tourism


  • African Tourism Board
  • Balkan Network of Tourism Experts
  • Group for Education & Training, World Tourism Network
  • Croatian Association of Travel Journalist and Writers – FIJET Croatia

Recent experience

Head of the Center — 2021

Center for Sustainable Tourism Development – Herzegovina University, Mostar

Expert for assessment of the tourism offer — 2020

The FORT NET cross-border cooperation project aims to promote and partially renovate valuable medieval fortresses in Herzegovina and Austro-Hungarian fortresses in Montenegro.

Associate Expert — 2019

Tourism Studies, Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar (Course: Special Interest Tourism)


MA Cultural Tourism Management — 2020-current

Faculty of Economics, Dzemal Bijedic University of Mostar

Academy for Young Travel Journalists — 2018

World Federation of Travel Journalists and Writers, Izmir

BA (Hons) in Tourism Management and Business — 2016

Faculty of Sports and Tourism, Novi Sad

“Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”

Bruce Lee
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