Sergio Moreno Gil is Director of Institutional Relations of the UNESCO Chair of Tourism Planning and Sustainable Development and Managing Director at TIDES Tourism and Sustainable Development Institute at the Universidad Las Palmas de Gran Cranaria. He specializes in tourism marketing and destination development and planning and has worked on strategic plans and research projects funded by government agencies (European Union, UNESCO, World Wild Fund, and more) to realize development plans in Spain, Italy, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Argentina, Cuba, Guinea Bissau, Dominican Republic, Senegal, and Cape Verde along with many more.
In the past, he has worked for Hilton Hotels in Germany, TUI Group Spain in the quality department, and as a visiting researcher at World Tourism Research Centre (UoC - Canada). He has written more than 20 books and book chapters and 25 international papers in publications which include Annals of Tourism Research, Tourism Management, Journal of Travel Research, International Journal of Tourism Research, Tourism Economics, Journal of Vacation Marketing, and International Journal of Hospitality and Leisure Marketing.
He is a member of different consulting committees, associations, and editorial boards as well as an external evaluator for for the European Commission on tourism projects.