Marta studied Political Science and Media & Journalism at the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) and has developed her journalistic career working for the Portuguese newspapers Diário de Notícias, Correio da Manhā and media outlets in Brussels. She is a reporter for Travel Tomorrow, and is also engaged in delivering communications services and EU policy research for different consultancies in Brussels. A former Blue Book trainee of the European Commission, Marta has a keen interest in EU and global affairs, and experience in reporting and interpreting information. Whenever she can, Marta loves traveling, exploring nature and learning about regenerative agriculture. She is also quite enthusiastic about space ventures and the cosmos.

4 October 2023

What are the top 10 countries with the largest critical mineral reserves?

Four minerals — lithium, cobalt, copper and nickel — will be the basis of the energy transition. As with other natural resources, supply is limited, but […]
4 October 2023

High airport charges causing “irreparable damage” to Madeira tourism, says Ryanair CEO

Ryanair has said irreparable damage is being caused to destinations like Madeira due to high Portuguese airport charges. In a statement, the airline said its base […]
4 October 2023

Southeast Asia’s first bullet train connects Jakarta and Bandung

The world’s first Southeast Asian bullet train has been inaugurated by Indonesia. Reducing the 140km three-hour journey from Jakarta to Bandung to just 45 minutes, the […]
4 October 2023

French public transport riddled with bedbugs ahead of Olympics

As France prepares for the Olympics in 2024, not sport-mania but a bedbug infestation is sweeping the nation. French media is alive with reports of bedbug […]
3 October 2023

India might ban pilots and cabin crew from wearing perfume

India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is proposing a revision to the Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR), which, of approved, would no longer allow pilots and […]
3 October 2023

Ryanair says customers who “wheel up” at fault for own penalty charges

Ryanair chief, Michael O’Leary has rejected criticism of the airline’s fees in an exclusive interview with The Independent. O’Leary was responding to complaints such as those […]
3 October 2023

What does a US government shutdown mean for travel and tourism?

Not for the first time, the US faced a partial government shutdown at the start of this month as Congress debated over passing funding legislation for […]
3 October 2023

KLM defiant in legal case over green credentials

The Dutch national carrier KLM has rejected claims that its adverts are misleading and asked a judge to throw out a case accusing the airline of […]
2 October 2023

China inaugurates first overwater bullet train

China continues to expand its impressive rail network, with the latest addition being a remarkable overwater high-speed train line along the southeastern coast. Showcasing China’s relentless […]
2 October 2023

Tourist faces prison in Türkiye after attempting to take stones back to Belgium

Kimberly Mergits, a Belgian from Antwerp, has been detained in Türkiye and is facing a prison sentence after attempting to bring home 3 stones she had […]
2 October 2023

Is Schengen slowly disappearing?

Created in 1995, the Schengen Area is now a flagship pillar of the European Union, called by the European Commission a “crown jewel of European integration” […]
2 October 2023

Ryanair passengers face cancellations this winter due to Boeing delays

Ryanair will have to hack its own winter schedule, deleting flights from Belgian, German, Dublin, East Midlands, Portuguese and Italian airports from the end of October, […]
2 October 2023

Netherlands announces end of golden visa scheme starting 2024

In a move that signals a significant shift in its immigration policy, the Netherlands has announced the impending termination of its golden visa scheme, effective January […]
2 October 2023

Ryanair loses legal appeal against State aid for Scandinavian Airlines

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has thrown out one of Ryanair’s legal complaints about State-aid given to Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) to help it stay afloat […]
2 October 2023

Portugal to give up at least 51% of TAP

The latest installment in TAP Air Portugal’s storied privatisation is here. The government has announced it is to sell at least 51% of the business – […]
29 September 2023

Half of Germany’s electricity needed for Lufthansa to use 100% SAF, says CEO

Lufthansa Group CEO, Carsten Spohr has stated that the energy required to produce enough sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to power the entire Lufthansa fleet would require […]