Algarve Hotel and Tourism School organizes Tourism Trade Show next Thursday

Event presents opportunities in the sector to the 107 finalist students

The Algarve Hotel and Tourism School organizes the 7th edition of the Tourism Trade Show, on Thursday, March 3rd, in an event that brings together the main hotel and restaurant companies in the region to make the sector's opportunities known to 107 finalist students.

The initiative counts with the presence of the Secretary of State for Tourism Rita Marques, in the opening session.

This year, the Tourism Trade Show has 40 companies that will be present in a new format: physical and virtual.

In addition to the exhibitors, workshops and activities related to the most relevant skills for the current tourism professional take place in parallel, such as Customer Service, Leadership, Motivation, Talent and Self-knowledge.

Highlight for the activity “Theatre of the Oppressed”, in which students, through a dramatization, will find solutions to uncomfortable situations in the day-to-day of a professional in the hotel and restaurant industry.


“The Tourism Trade Show Algarve came about through the hands of our final year Tourism Management students who, within the scope of the Event Organization discipline, proposed the realization of this initiative that promotes the approximation between companies, the tourism sector and our students. There was this need to bring businessmen and agents from the region to the school to get to know the environment and the surroundings of our school and the students”, said Paula Vicente, director of EHTA.

According to projections from the European Tourism Commission, the sector in Portugal is expected to grow 5,5% in 2022, compared to last year.

In addition to bringing companies and new professionals together in the market, events such as the Tourism Trade Show also reflect the objectives of the Tourism Strategy 2027, to double the number of secondary and post-secondary education qualifications in tourism from 30% to 60%, as well as the Plan “Reactivate Tourism | Constructing the Future” from the perspective of qualifying and valuing the professions in the sector.

Tourism Trade Show
3 March
Algarve Hotel and Tourism School
San Francisco Square