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. 

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 […]
17 October 2022

Brussels adopts smart traffic lights to reduce speeding

Brussels Region is adopting smart traffic light technology in an attempt to address speeding, reports RTBF. Brussels Mobility has announced the installation of around 50 smart […]
14 October 2022

Amazon is creating a “smart island” in Greece

Amazon is leading a “smart island” project on the Greek island of Naxos, where trial drone deliveries and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies will be tested. […]
6 October 2022

Chile to create a national park in the driest desert in the world

Chile is creating a national park in the driest desert in the world. The Atacama Desert is one of the sunniest places on Earth. On average, […]
5 October 2022

Google to offer search tools for more sustainable travel

A study published by earlier this year indicates that at least 71% of travelers around the world want to travel to their destinations in a […]
4 October 2022

Wisk Aero reveals the world’s first autonomous, all-electric air taxi

On Monday October 3rd, Wisk Aero revealed the world’s first self-flying, all-electric, four-passenger vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) air taxi. As Wisk’s go-to-market aircraft, Generation 6 […]
29 September 2022

The world’s largest geothermal lagoon set to be built in Canada

A Canadian company plans to build the world’s largest geothermal lagoon a few miles outside of Quebec City. The geothermal lagoon would aim for carbon neutrality […]
26 September 2022

Bhutan bets on sustainable travel and increases daily tourist tax to $200

On September 23rd, Bhutan reopened its borders to international tourists with an increased fee of $200 per person per night, up from the previous $65. The […]
23 September 2022

Trackless trams to shape the future of urban transformation

Cities everywhere need redevelopment to minimise long car-commutes and create more liveable cities and suburbs. Today, congestion in large urban areas, CO2 emissions and the difficult […]
12 September 2022

Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit drives sustainable tourism development in the EU in a shortened approach

The second Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit Europe 2022 in Brussels was successfully hosted by the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) and Co-chaired by Ismail Ertug, […]
9 September 2022

Asian travelers’ rising preference for sustainability presses industry players to meet expectation

The Asia-Pacific region accounts for nearly 60% of the global population. For the sustainable travel movement to make any seismic change globally, it would be completely […]
7 September 2022

Lessons of sustainability from Bursa

Bursa is a city in north-western Türkiye, the fourth most populous in the country. Being the first capital of the Ottoman Empire, its cultural legacy is […]
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 […]
29 August 2022

What impact do Brussels’ expats have on the local economy?

The presence of European and international institutions in Belgium have a significant impact on the economy, especially in Brussels, a recent study by the Free University […]
16 August 2022

Rethinking urban landscapes with vertical and horizontal mobility

The concept of Vertical Urban Mobility is being discussed as a potential solution to address overpopulated areas. 1. Vertical Urban Mobility Future cities could look far […]
16 August 2022

How to help consumers fight plastic waste

A global initiative from the World Economic Forum (WEF) is working towards a world free of plastic waste, allowing consumers to take an active role in […]
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