Nigel Benton

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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.

Victorian Government raises Coronavirus capacity limits for concerts, gyms, sporting venues, cinemas and museums

The Victoria Government is to allow 100% seated indoor and outdoor capacity for entertainment, cultural and sporting venues up to a maximum of 1,000 patrons per space as of 11:59pm tonight.…

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Apr 9, 2021 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Aquatic centre chemical incidents mark Easter weekend

Aquatic facility operations at three locations have been marred by chemical incidents and the hospitalisation of swimmers over the busy Easter long weekend. Emergency services attended the…

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Apr 6, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Recreation / Safety /


Bluesfest cancellation to cost more than $10 million in losses

Australia's peak arts and entertainment industry body, Live Performance Australia (LPA) has suggested that the cancellation of Bluesfest will result in more than $10 million in losses…

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Apr 2, 2021 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government / Insurance /


Queensland Government ends Brisbane’s lockdown but Easter tourism still impacted

The Queensland Government has today announced the early lifting of Brisbane’s lockdown after just one new case of community transmission that's linked to an existing cluster of…

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Apr 1, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre relies on geothermally-heated water

The newly opened Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) in the Victorian city of Traralgon is innovating in using geothermally heated water in its swimming pool. The first project of its…

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Apr 1, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Environment / Recreation / Technology /


Industry sectors set for job losses as JobKeeper ends

With the Federal Government’s JobKeeper allowance ending today, industry sectors still impacted by Coronavirus restrictions, loss of overseas visitors and COVID-19 induced changes in…

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Mar 28, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Government / Tourism / Venues /


Sydney Showground gets approval to host up to 60,000 people a day for the Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Showground has advised that it has given approval by NSW Health for it to host up to 60,000 ticket holders on site each day of this year's Sydney Royal Easter Show. Having…

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Mar 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /