As it happened in previous years, three of ESHTE’s professors were invited to integrate AGIC’s jury for the selection of new associates. AGIC is a Portuguese association of Tourist Guides and Couriers that between the 4th and 6th February summoned an evaluation jury to test candidates. ESHTE’s professors were Vítor Ambrósio, Miguel Brito and Cristina Carvalho, who hold graduate degrees, certification and professional experience as Tourist Guides.

Since the tourist sector witnessed its liberalisation in the early 2010s, both AGIC and SNATTI (the union that also defends the tourism professionals’ interests) decided to strive for the maintenance of the excellence of the tourist service offered by means of different types of assessment conducted on their future associates.

ESHTE thanks AGIC’s president (Cristina Leal) for the kind invitation that again proves this polytechnic school’s link to the Tourism Information professional reality, since both institutions share a common goal: the maintenance of the tourist service’s quality, a task only accomplished by certified professionals holding suitable competences.


Cristina Carvalho

Director of the Tourism Information graduate degree