Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Ken Rosewall Arena and Mon Repos Turtle Centre among buildings shortlisted at 2021 World Architecture Festival Awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the world between 2019 and 2021. The…

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Jul 20, 2021 Karen Sweaney Culture / Design / Environment / Sport / Venues /


Tasmania Pooseum wins three-year planning battle over sign

A museum in the Tasmania town of Richmond “dedicated to all things poo” has won a lengthy legal battle with its local council to display a promotional sign depicting a penguin…

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Jul 14, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Legal / Marketing / Tourism /


Adventure Tourism Victoria denounces partial lifting of lockdown

Adventure Tourism Victoria, a not-for-profit organisation representing the youth and adventure tourism market in Victoria, is calling on the Victorian Government to provide additional aid to…

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Jun 9, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Safety / Tourism /


Mon Repos Turtle Centre to soon be powered almost entirely by renewable energy

The Mon Repos Turtle Centre and conservation park - one of Queensland’s most popular tourism destinations - will soon run almost entirely off renewable energy with the Queensland…

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Jun 4, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment / Technology / Zoos /


Theme park tickets and airline rewards offered as incentives for vaccination uptake

Airline tickets, staycations, and theme park deals are among the potential free offerings from business sectors looking to boost vaccination rates. With plans for Hong Kong’s…

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Jun 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Ticketing / Tourism / Venues /


ASM Global recruits for key positions at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park

In its role as operator of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park, ASM Global has commenced the process of recruiting key positions for the soon-to-open sport and entertainment precinct.…

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Jun 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Sport / Venues /


Sydney Harbour Trust reveals plan to transform Cockatoo Island into arts and culture precinct

A bold plan has been revealed to transform Cockatoo Island, Sydney Harbour’s largest island, into an arts and culture precinct. Following an independent review which recommended it put…

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May 6, 2021 Karen Sweaney Arts / Attractions / Tourism / Venues /