Nigel Benton

About the author

Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner and publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

As of 2020, he has launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

Clublinks appointed to manage new Minnippi Golf Course in landmark 25 year contract

Brisbane City Council has confirmed the appointment of Clublinks Management Pty Ltd as operator of soon-to-be completed Minnippi Golf Course, the city’s first new public golf course in…

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May 25, 2022 Nigel Benton Golf / Parks / Recreation / Sport /


Amnesty International urges FIFA to compensate Qatar’s World Cup 2022 migrant workers

Amnesty International has urged world football global governing body FIFA to fund a major compensation program for migrant workers who it says have suffered labour abuses in the preparations…

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May 19, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /


Thailand’s Maya Bay reopens to visitors after four-year closure

A high profile victim of overtourism prior to its closure in 2018, since reopening earlier this year Thailand’s Maya Bay has been welcoming a restricted number of visitors. Located in…

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May 17, 2022 Nigel Benton Environment / Tourism /


New Zealand’s ski fields preparing to open for the 2022 winter season

Resorts across New Zealand are counting down to the winter season, anticipating the return of visitors from Australia and more than 60 other countries. After the COVID disrupted and…

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May 10, 2022 Nigel Benton Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


A decade in the making Legoland Korea Resort opens to the public

Merlin Entertainments’ Legoland Korea Resort has been opened with 10,000 people visiting the attraction following its opening ceremony yesterday morning. Located on Jungdo…

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May 6, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Culture / Retail / Tourism /


Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium to host first rugby league tests in two years

With the NRL’s Warriors set to make their return to Mt Smart Stadium in July, international rugby league will be seen first with a double-header at the Auckland venue on Saturday 25th…

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May 3, 2022 Nigel Benton Culture / Sport / Venues /


Inner West Council successfully hosts gender diverse swim night at Ashfield Aquatic Centre

Sydney’s Inner West Council has announced that the Ashfield Aquatic Centre’s hosting of a first Trans and Gender Diverse swim night has been a “raging success”, with…

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May 1, 2022 Nigel Benton Access / Aquatics / Culture / Marketing / Recreation /