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Nigel Benton

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Nigel Benton

Co-founder/Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-founder and Publisher of Australasian Leisure Management, Australia and New Zealand’s only magazine for professionals in all areas of the leisure industry. Having established the magazine in 1997, shortly after his relocation to Australia, he has managed its readership rising to over 11,500 and its acceptance as the industry journal for professionals in aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues.

In 2020, he launched the new Asian Leisure Business website.

Among a range of published works and features, his comments on a Blog (blogspot) from 2007 to 2011, when this website went live in its current form, may be interesting to reflect back on.

Click here to connect with him via LinkedIn.

No opening date for delayed Surf Abu Dhabi artificial wave attraction

Originally scheduled to open as of late last year, the much anticipated Surf Abu Dhabi attraction remains unopened with no advice when guests will be able to take to its waves. Located on…

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Jun 14, 2024 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Attractions / Sport / Waterparks /

 
 

Turf system laid at Youth Sports Ground at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park

With Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park set to open in the first half of 2025, the developers of the precinct have advised that the Youth Sports Ground is approaching completion with the…

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Jun 7, 2024 Nigel Benton Sport / Surfaces / Venues /

 
 

Australian Live Music Business Council welcomes US law change on ticketing transparency

The Australian Live Music Business Council (ALMBC) has released a statement advising that “huge positive changes are on their way in global ticketing” following the US House of…

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May 29, 2024 Nigel Benton Finance / Government / Legal / Ticketing / Venues /

 
 

MAC Global partnership to bring new theatrical experiences to the Middle East

Prestige Chameleon International (PCI) has announced a partnership with United Arab Emirates-based concert promoter MAC Global to bring new live event experiences to the Middle East. The…

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May 17, 2024 Nigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Venues /

 
 

Legends names new Chief Executive

US-based sport and entertainment experiences brand Legends, currently in the process of acquiring ASM Global, has unveiled Dan Levy as its new Chief Executive. Levy’s replacement of…

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May 13, 2024 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Retail / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Merlin Entertainments flags its social impact in new report launch

Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in branded entertainment destinations, has this week launched a report with the Purpose Coalition setting out its social impact in the UK. The Force…

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May 10, 2024 Nigel Benton Attractions / Government / Tourism /

 
 

Former Tokyo fish market to be redeveloped with multipurpose stadium

The site of Tokyo’s former Tsukiji fish market is to be redeveloped as a commercial and residential complex and transport hub with a 50,000-seat multipurpose stadium at its heart. The…

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Apr 26, 2024 Nigel Benton Culture / Sport / Tourism / Venues /