Prof Biljana Petrevska
Goce Delcev University-Stip, Macedonia
I took a degree of Bachelor of Tourism Studies in 1996 and Master of Science in International Tourism in 2001 from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality - Ohrid at St. Clement Ohridski University - Bitola, Macedonia. I also achieved the best student award from this University. I took my PhD degree in Economics in 2010 at St. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia. Currently I am holding the position of Associate Professor at the Faculty of Tourism and Business Logistics at Goce Delcev University - Stip, Macedonia. My studies were focused mainly on the basic and advanced knowledge of tourism policy and development. When taking part in research projects I have posed some novel and effective strategic approaches, particularly in the line of increasing awareness for Macedonia as tourism destination. During this time, I have been an author and co-author of more than 50 published scientific papers mostly in the line of exploring the current tourism policy at regional and local level and consequently, by proposing measures that need to be met by the policy makers. All these activities helped me to develop a strong analytical mind and interpersonal skills. Moreover, I learned the value of teamwork, adapting to a changing work environment while maintaining good working relationships with individuals of different cultural backgrounds. My previous working positions included intensive communication and co-operation with local and international partners, and establishing and maintaining business networks, so I have the ability to work in a team, collaborating and sharing ideas with my colleagues.