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.

United Nations report highlights importance of tourism in global economic recovery

The important role that tourism will play in the recovery of national economies and global trade has been highlighted in the 2022 edition of the World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP)…

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Feb 6, 2022 Karen Sweaney Finance / Tourism /


FINA 25 metre World Swimming Championships come to a close in Abu Dhabi

Six days of swimming competition come to a close today in Abu Dhabi with the staging of the final day of the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m). Being held at Abu Dhabi’s…

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Dec 21, 2021 Karen Sweaney Aquatics / Events / Venues /


Inauguration event held for Cambodia’s new national stadium

The 60,000-seat Morodok Techo National Stadium in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh has been officially inaugurated. Set to be the centrepiece of Cambodia’s hosting of the 2023…

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Dec 18, 2021 Karen Sweaney Sport / Venues /


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 /