Portuguese National Tourism Authority
Luis Araújo is the President of Turismo de Portugal (Portuguese National Tourism Authority) since February 2016. Previously was a Board Member at Group Pestana responsible for the Hispanic America hotels operations (Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia and Cuba). He was also Head of Development for the same Continent and Head of Sustainability since the creation of the department in 2009. He has a degree in Law.
Luís Araújo began his career in the Group Pestana in the Law Department, in 1996. From 2001 to 2005 he worked for the Brazilian branch of the company where he was successively Board’s Associate for New Projects in Brazil, Board Member and Vice President for the Group Pestana in South America, with responsibility for New Business Development and Area Operations. He served the Portuguese Government as Head of the Cabinet of the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism between 2005 and 2007. He returned to the Group Pestana as Board Member, where he was responsible for Human Resources, Communication and Marketing, IT and Central Purchases as well as New Projects in South America until 2011.