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. 

25 January 2023

The European Single Market was key to boost the Travel and Tourism industry

The 30 years of the European Single Market represent a crucial milestone in the development and cohesion of the European Union countries. Just over thirty years […]
14 December 2022

Outermost regions exceptionality means solidarity

Article no. 349 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union grants to the Outermost Regions (ORs) a regime of exceptionality that considers their […]
30 November 2022

Short-term accommodations services: understanding the market to act wisely

It is impossible to deny that short-term accommodation has brought some benefits to cities and towns across Europe over the past decade. They have allowed many […]
16 November 2022

Moving fast into a borderless transport network

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) regulation is crucial to the energy transition process in the European Union. Parliament is working on the Commission‘s revised proposal. It […]
19 October 2022

European Commission: A Feeble Social Work Program

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its Work Program for 2023. In a Union that has just emerged from a pandemic, finds itself involved in a war […]
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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