Nigel Benton

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Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner 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.

As of 2020, he has 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.

Report suggests global amusement park market will grow almost 7% in years to 2024

Notwithstanding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the global amusement and theme park market will grow by US$19.84 billion during the years 2020 to 2024, progressing at a compound…

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Mar 22, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism / Waterparks /


New Saudi Arabian Grand Prix revealed as F1’s ‘fastest street track’

Saudi Arabian and Formula One officials have released the first details of the street circuit in Jeddah that will stage the Kingdom's first F1 Grand Prix in December, claiming that the…

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Mar 19, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /


Thailand’s Pimalai Resort and Spa offers eco-sensitive excursions to Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Ever since it opened 20 years ago, Pimalai Resort and Spa on the island of Koh Lanta, has pioneered conservation programs to preserve Mu Ko Lanta National Park - a 134 kilometre² expanse…

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Mar 16, 2021 Nigel Benton Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /


Indian stadium confirmed as world’s largest capacity cricket venue

The new-look Motera Stadium in the Indian state of Gujarat has today been confirmed as the world’s largest cricket venue, while also revealing its renaming as the Narendra Modi Stadium…

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Feb 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Marketing / Sport / Venues /


UFC Gym prepares to open first Abu Dhabi club

Abu Dhabi’s links with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brand are set to expand with the Emirate’s first UFC Gym set to open next month. Having hosted the UFC’s…

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Feb 23, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Fitness / Retail /


Swim Smooth app helps coaches aid stroke techniques and reduce injuries

Popular swim coaching method Swim Smooth has released a new app, designed to aid the coaching of amateur swimmers. Created by Perth-based Briton Paul Newsome, who coaches at the Claremont…

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Feb 10, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Education / Sport / Technology /


New Kai Tak Sports Park partnership aims to drive smart construction benchmarks

HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, has announced a partnership with Kai Tak Sports Park and Hip Hing Engineering to set new benchmarks in smart construction…

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Feb 5, 2021 Nigel Benton Sport / Technology / Venues /