Héctor José Gómez Hernández

Director General

Tourism Institute of Spain - TURESPAÑA

Director General

Héctor José Gómez Hernández was born in Guía de Isora, Santa Cruz de Tenerife. He holds a Law degree, as well as a bachelor´s degree in Labour Sciences and a Diploma in Tourism.

He has had a distinguished career in Tenerife and regional government, where he worked as a Guía de Isora´s Councillor between 2003 and 2015 for Local Development, Tourism and Internal Management.

Between June 2015 and June 2018, he served as a member of the Canary Islands Parliament for Tenerife. He has also worked in the private sector in tourism.

In July 2018, he was appointed Director General of the Instituto de Turismo de España – TURESPAÑA, the Government of Spain’s official organization for  international tourism marketing and promotion.