Studied Tourism (1977-1979) and completed her Bachelor in PR and Publicity (1987-1991), both at INP. Became a Master in Communication, Culture and Information Tecnologies (1998) from ISCTE and is a former PhD student in Tourism at IGOT.
Has a Bachelor degree in Tourism and a Degree in History from the University Nova of Lisbon
Cristina Leal was born in Lisbon in 1961. She completed a degree in Germanic Languages and Culture at the Rijksuniveristeit Groningen in the Netherlands and a degree in Tourism in her home town Lisbon.