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.

New Zealand’s ski fields preparing to open for the 2022 winter season

Resorts across New Zealand are counting down to the winter season, anticipating the return of visitors from Australia and more than 60 other countries. After the COVID disrupted and…

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May 10, 2022 Nigel Benton Recreation / Safety / Tourism /


A decade in the making Legoland Korea Resort opens to the public

Merlin Entertainments’ Legoland Korea Resort has been opened with 10,000 people visiting the attraction following its opening ceremony yesterday morning. Located on Jungdo…

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May 6, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Culture / Retail / Tourism /


Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium to host first rugby league tests in two years

With the NRL’s Warriors set to make their return to Mt Smart Stadium in July, international rugby league will be seen first with a double-header at the Auckland venue on Saturday 25th…

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May 3, 2022 Nigel Benton Culture / Sport / Venues /


Inner West Council successfully hosts gender diverse swim night at Ashfield Aquatic Centre

Sydney’s Inner West Council has announced that the Ashfield Aquatic Centre’s hosting of a first Trans and Gender Diverse swim night has been a “raging success”, with…

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May 1, 2022 Nigel Benton Access / Aquatics / Culture / Marketing / Recreation /


Revived Duel in the Pool swimming event to be staged in Sydney in August

An event that will renew the aquatic sport rivalry between Australia and the USA is set to return in August. The Duel in the Pool content, previously held on three occasions between 2003 and…

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Apr 21, 2022 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Marketing / Venues /


MCG to host Argentina versus Brazil World Cup qualifier

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is to host a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Brazil on 11th June. Unlike exhibition matches generally played in Australia, the…

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Apr 20, 2022 Nigel Benton Marketing / Sport / Venues /


Sydney Royal Easter Show ride shut down after operating with unrestrained child

A ride at the Sydney Royal Easter Show has been shut down after an issue with its harness yesterday afternoon. The popular Free Fall ride was seen to be operating a few metres off the ground…

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Apr 11, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Safety / Venues /