Vinko Bakija Ph.D.
Vinko Bakija Ph.D.
was born in Zadar (Croatia). He graduated from Faculty of Philosophy in Zadar thus gaining the academic title Lecturer of Sociology and French Language and Literature. Finished his postgraduate studies of „International Tourism in National Economy“ at the Faculty of Economics & Business in Zagreb in 2010 and aquired the title of Master of Science. In 2017 he has completed his PhD in sociology of sustainable local and regional development.
From 2003 till 2005 worked as an associate lecturer at the Faculty of Economics in Split (teaching the Sociology of Tourism), and since 2005 works with the Department of Tourism and Communication Sciences at the University of Zadar, teaching several subjects: Introduction to tourist culture, Sociology of Tourism, Leisure studies, Urban Tourism, Cultural Tourism and French Language. He is the author of several scientific and professional papers and he participated in several international scientific conferences.
Vinko has more than 20 years of experience in the sector of tourism (Club Méditerranée, tourist agencies, director of tourist bord; tour operator representative in a tourist resort; owner of a tourist agency; tour manager, guide-lecturer, etc.). He is an active educator of tourist and tour guides at the University of Zadar, working as city guide in Zadar, Šibenik and Split Counties, as well as tour manager for the whole Croatia and neighbouring countries. He is engaged by Saga, Martin Randall Travel, Trafalgar, Gohagan & Company, Globus, etc. Vinko offers a memorable and transforming experience for visitors and business partners. Collaboration with customers is the heart of Vinko’s competitive strategy that aims to create new value for new travel and tourism experience. Vinko looks forward to collaborate with you and to unveil the secrets of Zadar and Dalmatia as the mythical region with turbulent history of ordered disorder made by synergy of Illyrian, Roman and Croatian legacy. Today, Vinko is offering his vaste knowledge of heritage interpreter, storyteller and city tour guide for VIP groups, visitors and all interested in secrets of Zadar and its area. He was tour guide for King and Queen, President, Ambassadors, distinguished scholars etc.