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.

Australian Government joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today advised that the nation will join the USA in not having government ministers or officials attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in a…

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Dec 8, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /


International Tennis Federation will not back Women’s Tennis Association China boycott

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has advised that it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for player Peng Shuai, explaining that it will not follow the stance of…

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Dec 7, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /


Formula One makes dramatic Saudi Arabian debut

The first ever Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix has seen world champion driver Lewis Hamilton beat championship rival Max Verstappen in a thrilling race overnight. Held in the city of Jeddah on…

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Dec 6, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /


Western Australian Government announces $185 million Reconnect WA promotional package

The Western Australian Government has unveiled a new $185 million Reconnect WA package for it to “safely re-engage with the world” once the state transitions its border controls.…

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Dec 2, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Government / Safety / Tourism /


Victorian Government to ease COVID-19 restrictions as vaccination rates nears 90%

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced an extensive easing of COVID-19 restrictions across the state that will enable fully vaccinated Victorians to watch sports, dance in nightclubs…

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Nov 19, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


USA dominates winners list at IAAPA’s 2021 Brass Ring Awards

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), has announced the winners of a prestigious Brass Ring Awards for 2021, to be celebrated at the upcoming IAAPA Expo.…

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Nov 12, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Marketing / Tourism /


Southport Sharks reveal ambitious boutique stadium development plan

Southport Sharks Football Club has unveiled a venue masterplan which includes plans for a boutique stadium that it intends to become the heart of a major sport and entertainment precinct.…

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Nov 12, 2021 Nigel Benton Design / Entertainment / Sport / Venues /