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15 January 2021

Why should you visit Alentejo?
Interview with António Lacerda

What used to be a concern, curiously became a point in favor, even before the pandemic occurred. The fact that Portugal’s Alentejo has only 10 inhabitants […]
22 December 2020

“I aspire to a more local and sustainable tourism in the years to come” – Delphine Houba

2020 will be a year many will want to forget. The shock to the economy and freedom of movement, the lack of face-to-face social interaction will […]
14 December 2020

Aldeia da Mata Pequena: A village with 12 people maintained tourism in the summer

Imagine a little enchanted village with only 12 people…  Just 3 families live in this place, hidden in a protected natural area called Penedo do Lexim. […]
7 December 2020

“Cascais is an international case study in the fight against Covid-19” Carlos Carreiras, Mayor of Cascais

When in January 2020 we started to receive the initial information on what was going on in China, the scenario was seen as something far away that would […]
3 December 2020

A World for Travel – Christian Delom, Secretary General: “A Revolution is Coming”

The Forum “A World for Travel” will happen in May, at Évora University, Portugal, and it is about the transformation of travel and tourism. The Secretary General […]
20 November 2020

“We cannot wait for European Funds” – Francisco Calheiros, President of the Portuguese Confederation of Tourism

Covid-19 had the greatest impact that the tourism sector has ever encountered. The inhibition to travel by air, road, rail, and sea, due to confinements and […]
13 November 2020

“Tourism should be the key element to regenerate our countries” – Luís Araújo, President of the European Travel Commission

Luís Araújo gazes at the horizon and ponders the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead in a world turned upside down by the pandemic. On the […]
13 October 2020

“Help will be of no use in six months’ time because the businesses will be bankrupt by then” — EESC’s Rapporteur Panagiotis Gkofas

It is mid October and the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the economic, social, and health spheres of our lives. It has brought the […]
25 September 2020

A paradigm shift from quantity to quality tourism: Interview with Visit Flanders’ Marketing Director Elke Dens

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the world’s social and economic engines. With travel restrictions in place, tourism has been one of the sectors that’s suffered the […]
17 September 2020

Many businesses are collapsing:
The travel industry speaks

Clare Davis is an independent travel counsellor working under the Travel Counsellors banner, putting together bespoke travel packages for individual and business clients. We interviewed her […]
16 July 2020

Cities respond to Covid-19 crisis:
Interview with Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal. This city is the 3rd biggest in the country, but so far remains with a low […]
16 June 2020

The life of an Ambassador during Covid-19

Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the Kingdom of Belgium, Dilyor Khakimov, speaks about his life as a Digital Diplomat, the actions taken by the government of Uzbekistan […]
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