Karen Sweaney

About the author

Karen Sweaney

Co-founder and Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor and co-founder 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.

Live Nation release consumer App combining music and meditation

Global entertainment company Live Nation has launched Mindful Nation, an App that it says "seamlessly incorporates music into the practice of meditation." Available via the Apple…

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Jul 14, 2023 Karen Sweaney Arts / Entertainment / Wellness /


Mandai Wildlife Group responds to complaints about high prices of personalised tours

Mandai Wildlife Group, which runs the Singapore Zoo, Bird Paradise, River Wonders and Night Safari attractions, has responded to complaints about its personalised tours at Singapore Zoo being…

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Jul 14, 2023 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Education / Environment / Zoos /


WTTC urges governments to support United Nations’ revised strategy for sustainable Cruise Shipping

The World Travel and Tourism Council has welcomed the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) adoption to revise its strategy to to achieve net-zero emissions from…

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Jul 13, 2023 Karen Sweaney Environment / Tourism /


UFC Gym Singapore members shocked at closure and concerned about unresolved memberships

UFC Gym Singapore has recently been exposed for reportedly closing its UFC CityLink outlet without informing its members and leaving unresolved membership concerns. When UFC CityLink members…

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May 19, 2023 Karen Sweaney Finance / Fitness / Legal /


China’s National Fitness Plan and the rise of the country’s Sportswear Industry

A significant element possibly contributing to China’s sports industry’s growth is the fact that the government supports it by rolling out initiatives such as the National Fitness…

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May 15, 2023 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Retail / Sport /


Global Village in Dubai records its highest ever visitor number

Global Village in Dubai has announced that its Season 27 welcomed more than nine million guests over its 188-day run marking its highest ever visitor number. Global Village Season 27 brought…

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May 4, 2023 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Culture / Entertainment / Events / Tourism /


Australian Tourism Exchange attracts 2300 delegates to Gold Coast 

The 43rd edition of Tourism Australia’s largest annual trade event, the Australian Tourism Exchange 2023 (ATE23) is currently being held on the Gold Coast with around 2,300 delegates…

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May 3, 2023 Karen Sweaney Events / Marketing / Tourism /