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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 freelancer for the Brussels Morning newspaper and the Parliament Magazine, 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.

26 April 2022

Travel companies in Vietnam struggle without Chinese tourists

Travel companies and hotels in the Vietnamese provinces of Khanh Hoa and Quang Ninh, regions that depend heavily on Chinese tourists, are worried that the lack […]
25 April 2022

Tourists will soon have to book and pay €10 to visit Venice

It is hard to imagine why a touristic destination would want to limit the number of visitors, but for the city of Venice, overtourism has indeed […]
25 April 2022

WTTC and ForwardKeys forecast massive increase in global international inbound travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and its knowledge partner ForwardKeys, forecast a major increase in global international flights bookings as international travel takes off. […]
22 April 2022

What are the latest trends and prospects for European travel?

The travel and tourism industry has certainly had a hard time over the past years, but it is finally starting to recover. Slowly but surely, people […]
21 April 2022

This summer to be the “busiest travel season ever”, according to Expedia CEO

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Expedia CEO Peter Kern predicted that “Summer 2022 will be the busiest travel season ever”. He explains that it is […]
18 April 2022

Russian passport downgraded to “junk status” by the Henley Passport Index

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has triggered the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II, and more than 4 million Ukrainians have fled to […]
15 April 2022

Accounting for tourism’s “invisible burden” as tourism rebuilds and evolves

In the months leading up to the pandemic, overtourism was a regular topic in the travel media. Now, as borders re-open and tourists regain their confidence, […]
14 April 2022

Venice bans low-cost souvenir shops to tackle overtourism

Venice will ban low-cost souvenir shops, snack machines and do-it-yourself laundromats as the next step to fight overtourism. 1. Proposal submitted The missive has been officially […]
14 April 2022

3 out of 4 Europeans plan to travel this spring and summer, unveils the European Travel Commission

Despite the uncertainty caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the ongoing threat of Covid-19, the desire across Europe for intra-European travel is undoubtedly strong. […]
13 April 2022

Lisbon expects to reach 85% of tourism levels before the pandemic

Lisbon Tourism estimates that this year, the travel and tourism sector will reach 85% of the 2019 tourism figures in the city, and eventually return to […]
11 April 2022

TUI Group to hire over 1,500 staff members across Europe

TUI Group is taking the next step out of the pandemic. The company is looking for more than 1,500 new employees in the next few months. […]
7 April 2022

EU roaming fees extended until 2032

It’s official — travellers across the European Union won’t pay roaming fees for another 10 years. 1. Extending roaming After the current roaming regulation expires, on […]
6 April 2022

A sunken medieval English town is about to be uncovered

Mankind’s history is full of mystery. It could be the beginning of a poorly-draft rime, yet it’s just the truth. Throughout the years, many events have […]
5 April 2022

Tourism begins to revive in New York

The gradual return of tourists to New York City is accelerating the recovery of small businesses – many of them family-owned stores – that collectively employ […]
5 April 2022

India resumes international commercial flights

Last March 27, India officially lifted the restriction on international itinerary flights that had been in place since March 19th, 2020. Airlines in the region had […]
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. […]
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