Cristina Maria Leal

Vice President
Portfolio: Members, Area Reps ExBo Coordinator

Cristina Leal is a certified Tourist Guide and Tour Manager since 1981. In her capacity as Tourist Guide she works throughout the Portuguese territory and as a Tour Manager she has travelled the world. Between 1998 and 2013 she dedicated time to training driver-guides in the Lisbon School for Tourism and the Hotel Industry. She’s at the moment a co-opted member of the Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies’ general council.Β  Between 2013 and 2021 she was the president of the Portuguese Association of Tourist Guides and Tour Members, occupying at the moment the position of head of training in the same organisation. Cristina became a WFTGA National Trainer in 2017 and was an area representative for the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries between 2017 and 2024.