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prof. dr. G.W. Richards

Full Professor 

TS Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Leisure Studies


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)


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Last amended: 16 April 2018