Nigel Benton

About the author

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.

Beijing selected as host for 2027 World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Council has announced that the Chinese capital of Beijing has been selected as the selected host city for the 2027 World Athletics Championships. 12 years on from the…

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Feb 29, 2024 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


AEG Global Partnerships secures new Asian collaborations

AEG Global Partnerships has advised of alliances it has agreed with IG Group, Bacardi and Volvo at its live events venues in Japan and Thailand. The first of these links has seen AEG join…

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Feb 26, 2024 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Hospitality / Marketing / Venues /


Sports Toto Korea trials event gambling addiction prevention campaign at SPOEX 2024

Sports Toto Korea trial event gambling addiction prevention campaign at SPOEX 2024 Sports Toto Korea, the operator of the nation’s sports betting game Sportstoto, is using its…

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Feb 23, 2024 Nigel Benton Events / Security / Sport /


Beijing announced as host city for 2029 World Aquatics Championships

While the current edition of the World Aquatics Championships continues in Qatar capital of Doha, the global governing body for the sport has announced that that the Chinese capital will host…

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Feb 12, 2024 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Sport /


Singapore Sports Hub saw 30% growth in event days through 2023

The Singapore Sports Hub has entered 2024 looking forward to the presentation of a wide range of sporting and community events during the year. Having recently passed the first anniversary…

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Feb 10, 2024 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Merlin Entertainments’ Scott O’Neil explains vision to be global leader in branded entertainment destinations

Merlin Entertainments Chief Executive Scott O'Neil has explained his vision for the company to be the "global leader in branded entertainment destinations and the greatest place to…

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Jan 26, 2024 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Marketing / Tourism / Waterparks /


Tickets on sale for return of F1 Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai

Returning to the Formula 1 program for the first time in four years, tickets are now on sale for the Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit. Running from 19th to 21st…

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Jan 25, 2024 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Ticketing / Venues /