On the 29th of March, the Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Braga Regional Center and the Business Association of Braga (AEB) promoted the Round Table "Paths for the sustainability of Tourism: in Portugal and in the northern region", at the Isidro Alves Auditorium in the UCP Camões Building.
This debate included the participation of Varico Pereira (Vice-President of the Confraria do Bom Jesus), Luís Pedro Martins (President of Tourism in Porto and Northern Portugal), António Barroso (Deputy Mayor of Braga) and Carla Cardoso ( Coordinator of the Tourism course at UCP-Braga) under the moderation of Rui Marques (Director General of AEB). The session was also attended by the Secretary of State for Tourism, Commerce and Services, Nuno Fazenda.
Among the sharing of knowledge on the subject of sustainability of Tourism, in the national and regional context, Rui Marques announced the partnership between the institutions to carry out a study on the perception that residents of Braga have on the impact of Tourism.
Carla Cardoso highlighted the importance of this assessment in the context of the impact on the quality of life of local citizens and also referred to the importance of sustainability. Within the scope of the Tourism course, the UCP has reinforced more active learning in this regard, in order to encourage student participation in solving community problems.