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    5037 DB Tilburg


1989 …2019
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Research interests

Greg Richards has conducted research on a wide range of topics including cultural tourism, crafts tourism, sustainable tourism, tourism education and labour mobility in the tourism industry. He has also worked extensively on the analysis and development of cultural and creative tourism in cities such as Barcelona (ES), London, Newcastle, Manchester and Edinburgh (UK) Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Den Bosch (NL), Sibiu (RO), Amman (Jordan) and Macau (China). He has published books on'Eventful Cities', 'The Social Impact of Events', the Handbook of Cultural Tourism and 'Reinventing the Local in Tourism', The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies (2017, edited with John Hannigan) and Small Cities with Big Dreams (2018, with Lian Duif)


Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands.

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Tourism Social Sciences
tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
tourist Social Sciences
event Social Sciences
heritage tourism Earth & Environmental Sciences
cultural behavior Social Sciences
festival Earth & Environmental Sciences
network society Social Sciences

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Research Output 1989 2019

A research agenda for creative tourism

Duxbury, N. (ed.) & Richards, G. (ed.), 2019, Cheltenham: Edward Elghar. 224 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookScientific

Research agenda

Bestaat ‘de’ cultuurtoerist nog?

Translated title of the contribution: Does 'the' cultural tourist still exist?Richards, G. & Bargeman, B. A., 2019, In : Vrijetijdstudies. 36, 2, p. 37-41

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Grand Tour

Cities, entrepreneurship and events

Richards, G., 2019, Ethical dilemmas in the creative, cultural and service industries. Bouwer, J. (ed.). London: Routledge, p. 243-248

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Creating creative tourism toolkit

Richards, G., Wisansing, J. J. & Paschinger, E., 2019, Bangkok: Bookplus Publishing. 102 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookProfessional

Creative tourism: Opportunities for smaller places?

Richards, G., 2019, In : Tourism and Management Studies . 15, Special Issue, p. 7-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
development of creativity
development model
large city

Activities 2012 2017

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Editorial activity

Making places through creative tourism?

Greg Richards (Speaker)
13 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

The sustainability of cultural cities: A view from Barcelona

Greg Richards (Speaker)
4 Oct 20165 Oct 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice (Journal)

G.W. Richards (Reviewer)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific