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.

Contributions to community and industry recognised in Australia Day Honours List

This Australia Day, 1,040 people are receiving the country's highest honours, including appointments to the Order of Australia, meritorious awards and distinguished and conspicuous…

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Jan 26, 2022 Nigel Benton Government / Sport /


Victorian event industry survey shows three quarters of events planned for January and February either cancelled or postponed

Three out of four live events in Victoria are likely to be cancelled or postponed over the next six weeks according to industry group Save Victorian Events. Releasing the results of the…

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Jan 21, 2022 Nigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Events / Finance / Government /


Tennis star Novak Djokovic’s Australian visa revoked because of risk to ‘health and good order’

Federal Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa for entry into the country, with the Australian Open champion now again facing deportation, subject to an…

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Jan 15, 2022 Nigel Benton Government / Legal / Safety / Sport /


Hong Kong Disneyland presents in-park live orchestral performance

With its Castle of Magical Dreams as the backdrop, Hong Kong Disneyland has staged a series of live orchestral performances. The inaugural performances on 3rd and 4th December saw the Hong…

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Jan 12, 2022 Nigel Benton Arts / Attractions / Entertainment / Events /


Sport Australia report reveals ‘worrying trends’ in participation

Sport Australia’s release of its full Emerging Trends in Sport Participation report has presented what the Federal Government agency refers to as “worrying trends”…

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Jan 11, 2022 Nigel Benton Marketing / Recreation / Sport /


Beijing Games Organisers pledge to deliver sustainable Winter Olympics

With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics less than a month away and preparation for the Games having entered their final stage, the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee has emphasised the…

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Jan 7, 2022 Nigel Benton Environment / Events / Sport / Venues /


Looking forward to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2022 for us all

Celebrations are underway across the world to welcome in the New Year. Celebrations in many parts of the world have been muted for the second year running, with governments in many countries…

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Jan 1, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Events / Safety / Security /