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  • 100% Algarvian, born in Loule and raised in Albufeira.
  • Shopping trips to Ayamonte in Spain.
  • Dreams of Archaeology, History and Architecture all led to a University degree in Lisbon.
  • Her love of the Algarve brought her to a job in tourism as a Duty Manager at a hotel in Albufeira, helping the clients.
  • Albufeira Tourism Board: familiarization trips, roadshows, workshops and promotion which she realized she really loved.
  • Desiderio Silva (current President of the Algarve Tourism) invited Dora to come over as his chief of staff, writing speeches and controlling his agenda.
  • We discuss the difference between the Regional Tourism Board and the Algarve Tourism Association.
  • The board helps visitors to the Algarve with Information Offices in each city, they manage a calendar of events and promote the Algarve.
  • The Association on the other hand, works with airlines to ensure a constant availability of flights for people wishing to travel to the Algarve, organize press trips, familiarization trips, and segment their operations in to different segments: sun and sea, golf, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions).
  • Why the light is so good in the Algarve for photography...
  • How the Algarve is benefiting from a surge in tourism and how to retain those travellers.
  • Helping to create businesses in the Algarve.
  • Dora's suggestions for travellers to the Algarve: Eating Algarve Food Tours
  • Algarve Tourism Association: http://www.algarvepromotion.pt/en/Default.aspx
  • Visit Algarve: http://www.visitalgarve.pt/en/Default.aspx
  • Algarve 365: http://www.365algarve.pt/en/agenda.aspx
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