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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.

Phuket kicks off Thailand’s tourism recovery with a focus on sport

A dynamic virtual event - ‘SMASH IT’- held on 9th November has revealed that Phuket is playing a leading role in Thailand’s tourism recovery by using major sporting events…

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Nov 17, 2021 Karen Sweaney Events / Golf / Sport / Tourism /

 
 

Xi’an municipal government considers China National Games as opportunity to focus on wellness

With China's 14th National Games major events currently being held in Xi'an - China’s northwest Shaanxi province - the Xi'an municipal government considers the much-awaited…

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Sep 21, 2021 Karen Sweaney Events / Fitness / Sport / Venues / Wellness /

 
 

ecoSPIRITS extend their sustainable offering with Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh partnership

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh has become the first hotel in Cambodia to partner with ecoSPIRITS – a company offering a closed-loop distribution system using low-waste, low-carbon spirits…

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Sep 14, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Hospitality / Venues /

 
 

Australian Government declares its support for legally binding global plastics treaty

The Australian Government has called for an international global agreement on marine plastic pollution with its declaration of support for a legally binding global plastics treaty welcomed by…

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Sep 14, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Government / Legal /

 
 

Ariake Gymnastics Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Centre recognised for sustainable timber construction

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) has revealed The Ariake Gymnastics Centre and Mon Repos Turtle Centre are among the eight projects shortlisted for 2021 Best Use of Certified Timber -…

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Sep 9, 2021 Karen Sweaney Design / Environment / Venues /

 
 

Singapore Art Museum set to expand with new dockside space

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has announced plans to open a series of new art spaces, commencing with the launch of a new attraction at the dockside Tanjong Pagar Distripark by early 2022.…

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Aug 25, 2021 Karen Sweaney Arts / Attractions / Tourism /

 
 

Body Concept Pilates Studios shortlisted for INDESIGN 2021 award

The Shanghai-based Vermilion Zhou Design Group have been shortlisted for an INDESIGN 2021 award within the Health and Fitness category for their interior design of the Body Concept Pilates…

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Jul 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Design / Fitness / Hospitality / Venues / Wellness /