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Posted by portugalpress on November 13, 2017
From left: Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho, Desidério Silva, president of the Algarve Tourism Board, and David Thomas, president of SCP

Around 200 people and government officials attended a seminar on “Online fraud affecting the global tourism industry”, organised by Safe Communities Portugal (SCP) which also marked its fifth anniversary. The association focuses on community safety and security and was originally formed under the name Safe Communities Algarve.

To celebrate the occasion, the Secretary of State for Tourism Ana Mendes Godinho, accompanied by Desidério Silva, president of the Algarve Tourism Board, and David Thomas, president of SCP, cut a cake that had been prepared by the Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Algarve in Faro, where the seminar was held.

On stage to help celebrate the occasion were Raoul Rui Martinez, president of the SCP General Assembly, and SCP board and fiscal members Jim Litchko, Chris Stretton, Jane Thomas and Paula Santos, together with Coronel Joaquim Crasto, Commander GNR Faro District, Superintendent Viegas Martins, Commander PSP Faro District, and Elsa Trindade, Chief Inspector ASAE (Algarve).

The Secretary of State gave a speech highlighting the “importance of all the remarkable and extraordinary work developed by SCP, specifically with the foreigners as it helps create a better communication between the community and the national authorities and entities”.

SCP has already provided assistance to over 2,000 people this year. “We have helped people in respect of missing relatives, reporting crime to police and various fraud cases, often involving close contact with the law enforcement agencies, civil protection authorities and embassies and consulates,” said David Thomas.

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