Sinisa Topalović of Horwath HTL Croatia has written an exclusive report for the Hotel Yearbook 2015 about Iran and the 2015 outlook for the market.
“The year 2014 was challenging for the whole Middle East region, with rising global political, economic and peace questions. Nevertheless, Iran continued its opening towards the global tourism market and played a crucial stabilization role.”
Siniša Topalović has built his international tourism and leisure consulting expertise working on various projects related to tourism development strategies and operational plans related to national, regional, local and city level. He has been involved in more than 90 projects within Horwath HTL global network. Siniša is particularly experienced in working with international teams – coordinating and harmonising them with an ultimate goal of generating maximum synergies. He has been involved in various destination and tourism development projects, tourism value chain analyses, tourism mystery shopping procedures, stakeholder mapping, but also has strong experience in hospitality consulting and hotel/resort planning processes.
Siniša earned his MA degree on University of Zagreb, and is currently doing his PhD studies in the field of tourism. He is continuously preparing and publishing various professional articles, reports and columns relating to tourism and hospitality in domestic and international publications. He is participating in numerous international conferences related to tourism and hospitality. Siniša is managing all contacts, communications and cooperation arrangements between Horwath HTL International network and UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).