Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Saudi Arabia’s AlUla becomes second naming rights partner of Australia’s World Tour cycling team

As of 1st January 2023, Australia’s World Tour cycling team, GreenEDGE Cycling, has been named ‘Team Jayco AlUla’ following the elevation of Royal Commission for AlUla…

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Jan 2, 2023 Karen Sweaney Events / Finance / Sport /


Thailand’s Kamalaya wellness sanctuary secures array of wellness awards in 2022

Wellness sanctuary and holistic spa, Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand, has secured several international awards, making 2022 its most celebrated year to date. At the inaugural Spa and Wellness…

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Dec 7, 2022 Karen Sweaney Hospitality / Tourism / Wellness /


Pro-whaling countries deploy shameful tactics at International Whaling Commission

The Australian Marine Conservation Society is disappointed by the shameful tactics used by pro-whaling countries at the recently held International Whaling Commission in Slovenia to block…

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Oct 24, 2022 Karen Sweaney Environment / Events / Government /


Global attractions attendance report reveals 2021 as a year of recovery

2021 marked a year of recovery for theme parks, waterparks and museums around the world, with the latest edition of TEA and AECOM's definitive global attraction attendance report…

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Oct 18, 2022 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Tourism / Waterparks /


Australia’s BFT launches first UK studio

Leading Australian fitness franchise BFT (Body Fit Training) has launched its first studio in the UK in the Midlands city of Leicester. Opened this week, BFT Leicester has attracted almost…

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Sep 29, 2022 Karen Sweaney Finance / Fitness / Retail /


Art Week Tokyo 2022 introduces new features including the AWT PASS app

Art Week Tokyo - Tokyo’s premier citywide initiative for contemporary art - held at venues across the city from 3rd to 6th November, will complement the stellar lineup of exhibitions…

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Sep 27, 2022 Karen Sweaney Arts / Culture / Events / Venues /


Legoland announces significant investments for Malaysia while also investigating ride malfunction in Germany

Aligned with the Malaysian Government’s efforts to revitalise the country’s tourism industry, Legoland Malaysia Resort - the first Legoland theme park in Asia - is making…

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Aug 17, 2022 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Finance / Safety / Tourism /