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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.

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 /

 
 

Ken Rosewall Arena and Mon Repos Turtle Centre among buildings shortlisted at 2021 World Architecture Festival Awards

The World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards has announced its 2021 shortlist, celebrating buildings and landscapes to have been completed across the world between 2019 and 2021. The…

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Jul 20, 2021 Karen Sweaney Culture / Design / Environment / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Theme park tickets and airline rewards offered as incentives for vaccination uptake

Airline tickets, staycations, and theme park deals are among the potential free offerings from business sectors looking to boost vaccination rates. With plans for Hong Kong’s…

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Jun 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Ticketing / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

ASM Global recruits for key positions at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park

In its role as operator of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park, ASM Global has commenced the process of recruiting key positions for the soon-to-open sport and entertainment precinct.…

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Jun 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Abu Dhabi Government champions new tourism quality controls

The Abu Dhabi Government’s Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the establishment of a new quality control system for the its tourism product,…

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Apr 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

Hong Kong gym’s link to COVID-19 cluster shows need for ongoing safety and hygiene commitment

The recent indication that a fitness club in Hong Kong has been the source of a COVID-19 outbreak is emerging as a matter of concern for gym operators and the exercise industry worldwide.…

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Mar 29, 2021 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Safety / Wellness /

 
 

Genting Malaysia reveals Genting SkyWorlds brand and new theme park opening

Following a series of delays, Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting has revealed the branding for it new outdoor theme park - Genting SkyWorlds - and that it will be opening before the…

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Feb 26, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism /