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. 

28 March 2023

Avoid other crisis with a robust European mechanism

A scenario of a generalized rise in prices, a shortage of human resources, and a latent financial crisis could negatively affect the travel and tourism industry […]
27 March 2023

UK spends more on holidays and flights than other sectors

The UK’s spend on holidays and travel continued to grow last month – and at a faster rate than other sectors, reports Travel Weekly. Nationwide Building […]
24 March 2023

Madeira contests measures to end Portugal’s golden visa

The president of the Autonomous Region of Madeira Miguel Albuquerque is contesting the rules that the Prime Minister António Costa wants to impose to end the […]
23 March 2023

The world’s best and worst tourist attractions

Looking for inspiration for your next holiday? Stasher, the luggage storage network, has ranked 99 tourist attractions around the world using country-level and city-level data in […]
23 March 2023

Cambodia evicts 10,000 families from Angkor Wat site

Angkor is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia, stretching over some 400 km2, including forested area. The Angkor Archaeological Park contains the […]
23 March 2023

Mass transport strikes to hit Germany on Monday

German unions are planning yet another strike for Monday, 27 March, sources have told Reuters. An official announcement is due to be made at a press […]
22 March 2023

Abu Dhabi scraps tourism tax for events

The Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT) of Abu Dhabi has announced that event organisers will no longer be subject to the tourism tax. 1. Events […]
22 March 2023

Will Saddam Hussein’s yacht become a tourist attraction?

A yacht that belonged to Iraqi president Saddam Hussein lies abandoned and half-sunken in a river in southern Iraq. Thanks to images released by news agency […]
22 March 2023

Japan sees spike in number of international tourists

Japan has seen a substantial increase in the number of international tourists since the country open its borders in late 2022, said Shinya Kurosawa, president and […]
21 March 2023

Finland ranked happiest country in the world for sixth year in a row

This year’s edition of the World Happiness Report was released on 20 March, uncoincidentally on the International Day of Happiness, and, for the sixth year in […]
20 March 2023

Number of nights tourists spent in Europe in 2022 reached 95% of pre-Covid level

On 15 January, Eurostat published national-level data on the number of nights spent at tourist accommodation establishments in the last quarter of 2022 and over the […]
20 March 2023

New British Airways campaign invites you to ‘Ask Britain Anything’

What do British people mean when they say ‘hello love’? And, is all British food beige? These are just two of the most-asked questions Americans have […]
20 March 2023

Tourism Ireland’s new campaign set to ‘win hearts’ around the world

Tourism Ireland has launched a new campaign as part of its ‘Fill your heart with Ireland’ drive. Starting with St Patrick’s Day on 17 March, a […]
17 March 2023

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme sees spike in demand as program might soon end

Portugal’s ‘golden visa’ scheme has seen a substantial increase in applications as the program might soon end. In February of this year, the government put forward […]
17 March 2023

Bali to ban tourists from renting motorcycles

After a series of road accidents involving tourists, authorities in Bali are considering banning motorcycle and scooter rentals to foreigners, Bali governor Wayan Koster announced during […]
16 March 2023

Uber makes it easier to locate your ride in more than 30 airports worldwide

Uber is making it easier and more efficient to get a ride at the airport. On Tuesday, the ride-share company introduced step-by-step instructions to its app […]