TQ Travel Quality has just hired Fernando Mendes to become Commercial Director. Known for his long career in the industry, Fernando Mendes also assumes the position of partner in TQ, with executive functions at commercial, marketing and operations levels. Alongside this hiring, TQ Travel Quality will have one more shop – TQ Saldanha – located in Praça José Fontana No. 16, which will be inaugurated in June. Besides Fernando Mendes, the team of this new branch consists of three other people: Vanda Quintais (agency chief), Fatima Oliveira and Ana Oliveira Pinto. Between 2000 and 2016 Fernando Mendes was managing partner of Equador & Mendes, the company that operated initially as Equador, having integrated Star after the group was sold to Sonae, and later became Geostar. Previously, between 1984 and 2000, he worked at Top Tours, progressing from agency chief to director. He began his career in 1982 in Igestur as a travel agent and tourism technician. He specializes in MICE, corporate area and tailor-made trips.