Tourism Information: Academic Journeys in Portugal

March witnessed the annual academic journeys that the 3rd year accomplishes to the North and the 2nd year to the South of Portugal. Guided by professors Vítor Ambrósio, Carla Braga and Isabel Baptista, besides theoretical contents taught in the scope of the Travel Assistance subject the journeys allow students to get acquainted with the national tourist offer and apply linguistic, cultural and interpretative knowledge.

Inherent to the learning and evaluation process, tasks and research themes are previously distributed by the faculty. Students are expected to apply the foreign languages studied at ESHTE all the topics on tangible and intangible heritage, venues and routes, lodging and landscaping diversity.

The journey to the North and Centre encompasses cities like Viseu, Oporto and Coimbra, natural areas like the Aveiro lagoon and the Gerês and Estrela parks, besides other attractions like the Montebelo Vista Alegre Hotel. In the South, the itinerary set between the Vicentina coastline, the Formosa lagoon and the São Mamede Mountain range includes towns like Lagos, Silves, Beja and Vila Viçosa, besides the UNESCO’s World Heritage cities of Évora and Elvas.

Since its creation ESHTE has been investing into getting its students closer to the territorial diversity and to the tourist professional practice, not only with its field trips and academic journeys across the country, but also with the internships that yearly occur in disparate host units.


Cristina Carvalho

Director of the Tourism Information graduate degree