The Research & Innovation Agenda, “Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality” for Portugal (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, 2019), has led to the identification of long- term strategic domains in this thematic area. Portugal must develop critical mass, making knowledge and innovative plans available to all stakeholders in the tourism sector. This intelligence will multiply and benefit the whole society—leading to new levels of sustainability, to increased economic, social and territorial cohesion of the country, and to the upgrade of human capital. These influences will be manifested in several dimensions and levels, including employment, qualifications, and equal opportunities.
João Albino, University of Algarve, Portugal