Karen Sweaney

About the author

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.

Genting closes Malaysian resort while launching offers for Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Genting has advised of its temporary closure all operations at mountaintop Malaysian resort, including its casino, until 1st April while simultaneously…

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Mar 19, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


22nd Biennale of Sydney embraces being at the edge

The 22nd Biennale of Sydney, titled NIRIN ('edge' in Wiradjuri) will present artworks from 101 artists and collectives, including 39 Australian artists across Sydney galleries from…

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Mar 10, 2020 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events /


Hello Kitty Land Tokyo announces temporary closure due to Coronavirus

Hello Kitty Land Tokyo has announced a "temporary" three-week closure of its popular theme parks Hello Kitty Land Tokyo and Harmonyland until Thursday, 12th March 2020 due to the…

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Feb 27, 2020 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Tourism / Wellness /


Top IOC member speculates Coronavirus threatens delivery of Tokyo Olympics

The longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, Dick Pound has speculated that Tokyo 2020 could face 'cancellation' due to the fast-spreading Coronavirus. Pound,…

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Feb 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Events / Safety / Sport / Tourism / Wellness /


NEOM adopts pioneering technology for sustainable desalination

NEOM, the flagship project of Saudi Arabia’s post-oil diversification plan, has announced that it will adopt pioneering solar technology to produce low cost, environmentally friendly…

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Feb 26, 2020 Karen Sweaney Design / Environment / Technology / Tourism /


Clean Up Australia Day celebrates 30th anniversary

Clean Up Australia Day, Australia’s largest community-based environmental event that involves thousands of volunteers removing waste from across the country is…

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Feb 24, 2020 Karen Sweaney Environment / Events /


Clever detection dogs track down both threatened koalas and rare plants

Thanks to their acute sense of smell, two English Springer Spaniels named Taz and Missy of OWAD Environment have been deployed to find koalas threatened by bushfires in Queensland and more…

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Feb 17, 2020 Karen Sweaney Environment / Safety /