Public competition for the new director of the HTZ Main Office has been announced.
The Tourism Council of the Croatian National Tourist Board (HTZ) has announced a public competition for the selection of the new director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board, which runs until the end of April, reports Večernji List on April 1, 2017.
The latest changes to the rules on special conditions to be met by employees of tourist boards put more emphasis on experience in tourism as a criterion for directors of tourist boards at all levels. A successful candidate for the director of the Main Office should have five years of experience in management positions in the field of tourism, in addition to having experience in marketing and branding of tourist destinations.
Candidates will have to enclose with their applications a programme of activities for the next four years. In this way, candidates will have the opportunity to demonstrate their strategic thinking and a specific vision of management of the Croatian National Tourist Board during the period. Although the programme has to cover four years, that does not mean that the successful candidate will stay as director for that exact period. The new director will not have a defined term of office, but will stay in the post until they resign or are dismissed by the Tourist Council.
The director of the Main Office of the Croatian National Tourist Board also has to meet other usual conditions: a diploma of graduate university studies, at least one written recommendation from previous employers, active knowledge of at least one major foreign language, personal computer skills, etc.
The current director Ratomir Ivičić was relieved of his duties in February at his own request and is currently an interim director until the selection of the new one. Ivičić was elected director of the HTZ Main Office in 2014, and he took office in July that year, when Tourism Minister was Darko Lorencin.
The new director will manage the HTZ budget which this year amounts to 260 million kuna.