André Gomes elected new Algarve tourism chief

André Gomes has been elected the new president of the Algarve Tourism Board (Região de Turismo do Algarve, or RTA).

The elections took place today (June 13) at the RTA headquarters in Faro. Gomes was the only candidate and was elected for the 2023-2028 term with 24 votes in favor, 5 blank votes, and 2 null votes.

Hélder Martins, President of the Algarve Hotel Association (AHETA), was reelected as President of the RTA General Assembly, while Isolete Correia, President of the Portuguese Association of Recreational Ports (APPR), was reelected as Secretary.

For the upcoming term of RTA’s governing bodies, Fátima Catarina, the current Vice President of the Executive Commission, and Alberto Mota Borges, the Director of Faro Airport, were both elected to the executive body.

The executive commission will also include Vítor Guerreiro, Mayor of São Brás de Alportel, as a “co-opted member representing the municipalities”, and José Matias, President of Algarve Golf – Regional Golf Association of the South, as a “co-opted member representing private entities with an interest in tourism development and enhancement participating in the RTA.”

André Gomes, the newly elected President of the Executive Commission, is 42 years old and is currently the director of the Promotion, Entertainment, and Tourist Information Centre of the RTA, a position he has held since September 2018.

He will take over from current president João Fernandes on August 1.

By Michael Bruxo

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Portugal Resident