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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.

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 /

 
 

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 /

 
 

Abu Dhabi to restrict access to public places to vaccinated people only

The Abu Dhabi Government has advised that it will restrict access to a selection of public places to vaccinated people only as of late August. Announced by the from the Abu Dhabi Emergency,…

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Jun 29, 2021 Karen Sweaney Features / Government / Safety / Tourism / 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 /