Luís Miguel Lourenço Mendes de Brito is currently a senior lecturer at Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril / Estoril Higher Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Studies (ESHTE), where he teaches the curricular units of Communication Techniques, Heritage Interpretation and Italian Language and Culture. He was the Director of the Tourist Information Course at ESHTE. He was the Coordinator of the Scientific Area of Foreign Languages and Cultures at ESHTE. He was a tourist guide, tour manager, and travel agent for 20 years (1983-2002). In 2012, he completed his Doctoral Thesis (Ph.D.) in Tourism, entitled: The tourist guide: Facilitator of Cultural Tourism. He has written several scientific articles, book chapters, and also a book on tourist information entitled Tourist information, the art of tourist guides: Connecting the culture of the tourist with the destination. His research interests are mainly tourist guiding and heritage interpretation, guided tours, and urban tourism.
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