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.

Death of former NSW Premier and WADA President John Fahey

John Fahey, the former Premier of NSW and President of the World Anti-Doping Authority, has died at the age of 75. In a statement this morning, current NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, paid…

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Sep 12, 2020 Nigel Benton Government / Legal / Sport /


IOC’s Coates pledges that Tokyo Olympics will go ahead ‘with or without COVID’

With next year's Tokyo Olympics identified as the most expensive Summer Games on record, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President, John Coates has said that the Games will go…

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Sep 8, 2020 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


Sydney CBD fitness club linked to new Coronavirus infections in NSW

A growing number of Coronavirus cases connected with the City Tattersalls Club's fitness centre in Sydney has prompted management to close down the entire club so it can be thoroughly…

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Aug 28, 2020 Nigel Benton Fitness / Safety / Wellness /


La Trobe Sports Stadium introduced to industry through virtual tour

La Trobe Sport has this week hosted a virtual tour of the recently completed La Trobe Sports Stadium - introducing the new venue to the industry, stakeholders and local communities. A key…

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Aug 28, 2020 Nigel Benton Education / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Reporting massive losses Ardent Leisure expresses confidence in Dreamworld’s future

While reporting a massive $136.6 million loss for the 2019/20 financial year, Ardent Leisure is confident that demand for Gold Coast’s theme parks will be “stronger than…

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Aug 28, 2020 Nigel Benton Attractions / Finance / Tourism / Waterparks /


Viva Leisure announces ‘outstanding’ financial results with no loss in year-on-year income

Viva Leisure Limited Managing Director and Chief Executive, Harry Konstantinou has hailed the business’ financial results for the 2019/20 financial year as “an outstanding result…

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Aug 26, 2020 Nigel Benton Finance / Fitness / Retail / Wellness /


United Nations Secretary-General highlights the scale of world tourism’s crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic puts as many as 100 million direct jobs in global tourism as risk. Speaking overnight, and drawing…

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Aug 26, 2020 Nigel Benton Finance / Tourism /