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.

Our top news of 2021. Part 4: October to December

In addition to the high-profile issues that the industry has faced this year, it is sad to have to reflect that this year was one of too many instances of crime and breaches of safety. While…

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Dec 31, 2021 Nigel Benton


Our top news of 2021. Part 3: July to September

Continuing our look back on Australasian Leisure Management’s most read and major news items of the year, the third quarter of 2021 was one of contrasts. It started with a focus on the…

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Dec 31, 2021 Nigel Benton


Our top news of the year. Part 2: April to June 2021

As 2021 progressed and COVID-19 persisted among populations, the second quarter of the year saw the industry demonstrate a certain resilience. While still subject to the strictest of…

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Dec 30, 2021 Nigel Benton


Our top news of the year. Part 1: January to March 2021

Reviewing the 12 months that has passed for this industry would suggest it is a year many will want to move on from and, as the year draws to a close, we will list our 100 most popular news…

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Dec 29, 2021 Nigel Benton


Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season

With the industry having faced another challenging year, all will be looking to 2022 as a year of fresh starts following a successful Christmas and summer holiday period. 2021 has certainly…

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Dec 24, 2021 Nigel Benton


Pop up zip line over Melbourne’s River Yarra proves popular

A 130-metre zip line across Melbourne’s Yarra River has proved popular since its opening on 1st December, with more than 11,000 people expected to ride the attraction during its…

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Dec 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Insurance / Safety / Tourism /


COVID-19 variant impacts world sport

The spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is impacting the sports world with football and rugby matches called off, a cricket series cancelled and Australia cricket captain Pat…

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Dec 17, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /