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Ms. Maria Leal


Academic Director

at Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality (Scientific / Technical)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Tourism

About my work

I hold a PhD in Spatial Planning and Environmental Management. My academic and professional expertise and research lines have been focused on, rural and local development, sustainable tourism & food tourism. I have worked in Colombia, Germany and Spain. Currently, I am Head of the Research Centre (IDITUR) in Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality (Spain).

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Environmental Services, Education, Food & Beverage, Tourism


Europe and Central Asia, Latin America / Caribbean