Natasa Slak Valek, Assistant Professor

Nataša Slak Valek, Ph.D. in Business, specializes in Tourism. She teaches Tourism related courses at Undergraduate and Graduate level.

Dr. Slak Valek earned her doctorate in Business from the University of Ljubljana at Faculty of Economics. Her research focuses on Tourism and Tourism Marketing, and as a former professional athlete she is interested in Sport Tourism research as well. 

Her most recent work appears in Acta Turistica, Academica Turistica, Tourism Review, Gymnica, as well as in IGI Global recent publication Cultural and Technological Influences on Global Business. She is a reviewer for the leading international journal in tourism Tourism Management.

Prior to ZU, she worked for ten years at the National Tourism Office of Slovenia, first as a Professional Researcher and latter Marketing Manager, where her responsibility were PR and Marketing activities in promoting a country as a tourism destination.

She worked as well at the Faculty for Tourism at University of Maribor (Slovenia) and in the International College, Department for Entertainment management of I-Shou University in Taiwan R.O.C. She is a member of European Travel Commission and registered as a professional researcher at the Slovenian research Agency.

Part time she is a journalist for the magazine Golf klub.