Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar.


Born in 1982 in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. Graduated in Sociology with a major in Social Politics at Minho University, a Postgraduate Degree in Marketing and Communication at Leiria Superior School of Education and Social Science and a Executive Master Management in Digital Transformation at Católica Lisbon Business & Economics. From 2008 to 2011 was a Communication and Marketing Consultant at Portobay Hotels & Resorts. Member of the Portuguese National Assembly since 2011, she became Member of the European Parliament in 2014. Won in 2016 the MEP Awards for her work in the category of Tourism. She is the EPP coordinator of the Steering Group of the Tourism Task Force at TRAN Committee, Vice - President of the working Group on Tourism at SMEs Europe, Vice- President on Outermost Regions of the SEARICA working Group member on the Fisheries Committee. 

21 September 2022

Winter is coming: ghost flights and slots to solve

The consistent recovery, albeit for numbers still below those of 2019, of air traffic in Europe during the summer period led the European Commission to propose […]
7 September 2022

A long way to sustainability for the travel and tourism industry

According to the most recent data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Tourism and Travel sector has been starting a rapid and consistent […]
4 April 2022

Tourism and the ability to innovate

1. The universe of the Tourism sector is mainly composed of micro, small and medium-sized companies, primarily inserted in an ecosystem of hotels, bars, and restaurants. […]
9 December 2021

Towards a European Tourism Policy

Since 2015, the European Parliament has been calling to create a direct financing line for the Tourism industry. We are talking about a sector that contributes […]
4 June 2021

UK bans Portugal: An inconsistent decision

The removal of Portugal from the United Kingdom’s green list, more than knowing whether it is a well-founded decision, consistent or not, is a decision that […]
23 March 2021

Enhancing the tourism ecosystem for the coming years

Covid-19 outbreak has paralysed the entire EU tourism sector, putting its ecosystem under unprecedented pressure. Former crisis show us that tourism and travel is the most […]
5 October 2020

Tourism and Travel: The time for an EU direct budget line is now

The Tourism and Travel sector – strategic for the European economy – is responsible for 9.5% of GDP and 11.2% – 22.6 million people – of […]
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