Afonso Café


Lawyer, lecturer in the Faculty of Economics of the University of the Algarve, Vice President of the Algarve Regional Lawyers Bar Council, President of the Formation Commission of the Algarve Regional Lawyers Bar Council and member of the Formation Commission of the Portuguese Lawyers Bar Council.

Lawyer and investigator on Tourism and Commercial Law, for more than 20 years, with experience on touristic companies, organizations and contracts; Member of investigation projects I+D, on digital platforms of touristic accommodation, with the Law Faculty of Balearic University; Speaker in international conferences on Tourism Law, namely on cities touristic integration; Currently writing his PhD. on legal regimes of digital platforms of touristic accommodation.  Has worked for 10 years on the development of democratic citizenship associations.

Expertise: Tourism Law; Commercial Law; Online platforms; Cities touristic planning; Touristic contracts and organizations, Bridging theory to practice.

Member of the Zoom Global Smart Cities Association;
Member of IFTTA – International Forum of Travel and Tourism Association;
President of the Board of Directors of Civis – Association for the Deepening of Citizenship.


Afonso Café