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.

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 /


Awaiting release of Human Rights Commission’s review Australian Sports Commission launches services to support abused gymnasts

In advance of tomorrow’s release of the independent report by the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission into allegations of abuse of gymnasts in the former Australian…

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May 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Legal / Sport / Wellness /


Esports cup to be held for first time in Greater Hamilton

The Australian Esports League are bringing their Esports Cup to Greater Hamilton on 29th and 30th May as part of Southern Grampians Shire Council’s Event Attraction Program…

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Apr 28, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Abu Dhabi Government champions new tourism quality controls

The Abu Dhabi Government’s Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the establishment of a new quality control system for the its tourism product,…

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Apr 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Marketing / Tourism /


Perth’s snap three-day lockdown sees closure of aquatic centres, gyms and theatres while sport to proceed without fans

The Western Australian Government’s announcement of a snap three-day lockdown for the Perth and the Peel region means that events will not be held and facilities will be closed over the…

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Apr 23, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Entertainment / Fitness / Government / Sport /