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Research interests

Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University of Applied Sciences and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. He has worked on projects for numerous national governments, national tourism organisations and municipalities, and he has extensive experience in tourism research and education.

His major publications include Cultural Tourism in Europe, The Global Nomad: Theory and Practice in Backpacker Travel, Eventful Cities: Cultural Management and Urban Revitalisation, Exploring the Social Impacts of Events, Event Design: Social perspectives and practices, Reinventing the local in tourism and The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies.

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Events, placemaking, tourism, creativity

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Research Output

A new approach to understanding tourism practices

Bargeman, B. & Richards, G., Sep 2020, In : Annals of Tourism Research. 84

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Experiencing culture in attractions, events and tour settings.

    Richards, G., King, B. & Yeung, E., 2020, In : Tourism Management. 79, August

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Motivations of global Millennial travelers.

    Richards, G. & Morrill, W., 2020, In : Revista Brasileira de Pesquisa em Turismo RBTur. 14, 1, p. 126-139

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 12 Downloads (Pure)

    Sustaining gastronomic practices.

    Richards, G., 2020, Rapporto sul Turismo Enogastronomico Italiano 2020 | Trend e tendenze. Garibaldi, R. (ed.). Bergamo: Associazione Italiana Turismo Enogastronomico, p. 33-36

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

    Sustaining gastronomic practices in the Minho region of Portugal.

    Fernandes, C. & Richards, G., Feb 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Activities

    • 1 Contribution at workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    Dag van de Binnenstad

    GW Richards (Invited speaker)

    29 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventContribution at workshop, seminar, course

    Event Management (Journal)

    GW Richards (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

    International Journal of Event and Festival Management (Journal)

    GW Richards (Guest editor), & MP De Brito (Guest editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review