Aaron Yankholmes

Dr Aaron Yankholmes

  • Lecturer in Events & Leisure
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Journal Articles


  • Yankholmes, A., 2018. Leisure in Ghana: Whence and Whither? Leisure from International voices. Sagamore Venture.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2017. The articulation of collective slave memories and ‘home’ among expatriate diasporan Africans in Ghana. Tourism and Memories of Home: Migrants, Displaced People, Exiles and Diasporic Communities. Channel View Publications.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2016. Academic productivity of Africa-based scholars in tourism and hospitality. Tourism and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current issues and local realities. Routledge.
  • del Valle Doistua,, R.S. and Yankholmes, A., 2011. Valor del ocio en los jóvenes universitarios: un análisis desde las practicas. Los valores del ocio: cambio, choque e innovación. Universidad de Deusto.


  • Yankholmes, A. and McKercher, B., 2018. "We will be leaving next year and have a 'bucket list' of places we still want to visit": Trajectories of change in the travel behaviour of western professional expats in China's SARs. In: The Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations 2-4 September 2017 Bournemouth University.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2017. Slavery heritage tourism, local communities and economic development. In: African Heritage Challenges: Development and Sustainability 15-16 May 2015 Alison Richard Building, University of Cambridge.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2017. Rethinking indigenous knowledge in (African) tourism studies. In: Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference 25-29 June 2017 Palma de Mallorca.
  • McKercher, B. and Yankholmes, A., 2017. A Comparison of Travel by Western professional Migrants in Hong Kong and Macau. In: The 3rd Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference 5-7 June 2017 Hong Kong.
  • Li, Z., Yankholmes, A. and McKercher, B., 2017. Exploring the Pleasure Travel Experiences of Expatriates in Macao: Some Preliminary Results. In: 27th Annual CAUTHE 2017 Conference 7-10 February 2017 Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2015. A Bibliometric Analysis of Service Management Literature on Macao. In: 8th International Conference on Services Management Creating Value, Innovation in Delivering Services 28-30 November 2015 Washington, DC,.
  • Yankholmes, A., 2015. What are our options? Publish globally but perish locally vs. publish locally but perish locally. In: Critical Tourism Studies VI 25-30 June 2015 Opatija, Croatia.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Events Marketing Communications


  • Travel among western emigrants in Macau (Institute for Tourism Studies, 03 Jul 2015). Completed
  • Memory and place meanings among local residents and visitors to Macao- How far have we come in 12 years? (Institute for Tourism Studies, 03 Jul 2015). Completed

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • July presentation to the Public Culture Studies Group- University of Bedfordshire


  • BSc (Hons) in Tourism Management (University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 2005)
  • MPhil in Tourism Management (University of Cape Coast, Ghana, 2006)
  • MA in Leisure, Sport & Recreation Project Management (University of Deusto, Spain, 2010)
  • PhD in Tourism Management (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 2013)
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