• Prof. Cobbenhagenlaan 225, Simon Building, room S 216

    5037 DB Tilburg


1982 …2024

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Research interests

Greg Richards has conducted research on a wide range of topics including creative development, cultural tourism, creative tourism, crafts tourism, youth tourism, sustainable tourism, tourism education and labour mobility in the tourism industry. He has also worked extensively on the analysis of cultural and creative development in cities around the world. His recent major publications include the volumes Eventful Cities, The Social Impact of Events, the Handbook of Cultural Tourism, Reinventing the Local in Tourism, The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies, Small Cities with Big Dreams, A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism and Rethnking Cultural Tourism.


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

External positions

Research (ATLAS)

1 Apr 2024 → …

Partner (Tourism Research and Marketing)

1 Mar 2023 → …

Professor (Breda University of Applied Sciences)

1 Sept 2014 → …


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