Vicente Javier Moles Moles, PhD

Visiting Scientist, International Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Center for Health and Global Environment,Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Vicente J. Molés has worked in the tourism sector for more than twenty-five years, from local and tourist destinations to a worldwide perspective, with experience in a diverse spectrum of institutions like the Valencian Government in Spain, European Commission in Brussels, Spanish Agency for International Co-operation and Development (AECID) in Bolivia, and the World Tourism Organization's (UNWTO) Themis Foundation as director, and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Brazil. His experience covers issues related to strategic planning, sustainable tourism, and learning and management of development programs and projects within public and international institutions.

Currently, he is supporting several institutions and acting as adviser of the International Sustainable Tourism Initiative (ISTI) at the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Visiting Scientist at the Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Molés received a doctorate in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and a master's degree in hotel and tourism management from the University of Valencia in Spain.


  • PhD Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain


Courses with Vicente Javier Moles Moles

Spring term 2018

Sustainable Tourism, Regional Planning, and Geodesign

This course introduces the basic principles of tourism master planning, enabling students to learn how communities, governments, business, and civil society can take a more inclusive and sustainable approach to planning tourism destinations worldwide.