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.

9Round looks for franchise expansion in Indonesia and Vietnam

Already operating in 20 countries, 9Round Franchising, LLC has confirmed plans for continued growth across Asia with the recent completion of new master franchise agreements in Indonesia and…

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Jul 9, 2020 Nigel Benton Fitness / Retail /


AFL’s Victorian teams to move interstate

The rise in cases of COVID-19 in Melbourne will see all 10 Victorian teams relocate out of the state at the conclusion of this weekend's fixtures. With the AFL facing significant…

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Jul 3, 2020 Nigel Benton Government / Sport / Venues / Wellness /


New General Manager appointed at The Events Centre Caloundra

Former Sydney Entertainment Centre Chief Executive, Steve Romer has been appointed General Manager of The Events Centre Caloundra, taking on the role from the retiring Gary Mears. Romer,…

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Jun 26, 2020 Nigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Marketing / Venues /


Funding committed for replacement beach enclosure in Albany

The Western Australian Government and the City of Albany have committed to jointly fund a replacement beach enclosure at the city's Ellen Cove. The Ellen Cove beach enclosure was…

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Jun 10, 2020 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


Ardent and Village Roadshow look for early reopening of Gold Coast theme parks

With Queensland currently easing its Coronavirus restriction Gold Coast theme park operators, Village Roadshow Limited and Ardent Leisure, have joined together with aim of being able to…

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Jun 5, 2020 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Safety / Waterparks /


NSW Government to allow corporate boxes to operate at NRL fixtures from next week

Small numbers of fans are to be allowed back into venues for NRL fixtures in NSW as of next week, with groups of up to 50 people to be allowed into corporate boxes at stadiums. The NRL…

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Jun 5, 2020 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Val Morgan Outdoor to have gym advertising network reactivated by 15th June

Val Morgan Outdoor (VMO) has advised that its network of screens in gyms and active spaces will be back up and running by 15th June. With Coronavirus lockdown closures of fitness facilities…

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Jun 4, 2020 Nigel Benton Fitness / Marketing / Technology / Wellness /