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

    5037 DB Tilburg


Accepting PhD Students

1982 …2023

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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), Small Cities with Big Dreams (2018, with Lian Duif) and A Research Agenda for Creative Tourism (2019, with Nancy Duxbury).


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

External positions

Partner (Tourism Research and Marketing)

1 Oct 2018 → …

Professor (Breda University of Applied Sciences)

1 Sep 2014 → …


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