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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.

4 March 2022

How Disney movie ‘Frozen’ led the tiny village of Hallstatt to an overtourism situation

The tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt has been rumoured to be an inspiration for the fairytale kingdom Arendelle in Disney’s Frozen film series. The scenic beauty […]
2 March 2022

British tourist drops school and travels to war zone in Kyiv “for fun”

A British student who claims to have dropped out of school to go for “the most dangerous places” on Earth is now in Kyiv, acting as […]
1 March 2022

Italy to ease Covid rules for non-EU arrivals from March 1st

From March 1st, Italy will lift quarantine requirements and restrictions on entry for travelers from non-EU countries. This is in line with what other Member States […]
23 February 2022

US restrictions and Covid-19 are killing the rebirth of Cuba’s tourism industry

Cuba is struggling to see the rebirth of its tourism industry after months of Covid-19-induced measures that prevented tourists from entering the country. On top of […]
18 February 2022

Leuven considered a must-visit destination in Europe

The Belgian city of Leuven has finished 5th on a list of Europe’s best destinations for travelers. Every year, the European Best Destinations ranks the best […]
17 February 2022

These are the world’s safest countries and cities to travel to in 2022

Safety has always been a factor to take into consideration when choosing a holiday destination and even more so in the recent years in the context […]
15 February 2022

Are you relocating? Here are the minimum wages in the EU

Welcoming a new year can be the trigger to carry out some changes in our lives. Getting back in shape, learning a new language, starting a […]
14 February 2022

Best European Destinations 2022

Over half a million of travelers from 182 countries have voted for the European Best Destinations 2022. Out of over 400 destinations, discover the 20 most […]
11 February 2022

Ljubljana is the Best European Destination to visit in 2022

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, won this year’s Best European Destinations award, after being chosen from a list of 20 finalists by over 75,000 people. Ljubljana […]
10 February 2022

Summer prospects are promising for European travel, says ETC

The Omicron outbreak and the fragmented travel restrictions in response to the new variant have negatively impacted Europeans’ travel confidence at the beginning of 2021. However, […]
9 February 2022

Could volcano tourism help restart the economy of La Palma?

The eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano attracted tens of thousands of visitors to La Palma in October and early November. Boat and plane tickets were […]
9 February 2022

Thai tourism hits a record breaking low of 70%

Thailand being widely known for its tourism industry, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the country is suffering from the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
9 February 2022

European Commission unveils transition pathway for tourism

Since the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism industry has faced many challenges. From dropping tourist numbers to safety measures in hotels and other tourist […]
9 February 2022

Fully vaccinated tourists welcome in Australia as of 21 February

1. International travel International travel to Australia will soon see a boost after its Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced that fully vaccinated tourists are allowed to […]
8 February 2022

Travel and tourism likely to grow $8.6 trillion in 2022

As the world finally seems to be on the path to recovery, the travel and tourism sector’s contribution to the global economy and jobs could reach […]
7 February 2022

UNWTO launches the first Global Youth Tourism Summit

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Zurab Pololikashvili has joined the Minister of Tourism of Italy Massimo Garavaglia to officially launch the first Global […]
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