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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.

Qatar announces plans to add 105 hotels ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

The Qatar Government has announced that it will add 105 new hotels and apartment hotels to its tourism portfolio as it gears up to host the FIFA World Cup from November next year.…

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Jul 15, 2021 Nigel Benton Government / Hospitality / Sport / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

Pandemic sees Vietnam’s SEA Games postponed until 2022

The SEA Games Federation has advised that Vietnam’s staging of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in November and December is to be postponed until as a result of the country facing a…

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Jul 9, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

New global research highlights role of technology in the fitness industry

A new global customer survey by Virtuagym of gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers has revealed the crucial role that fitness technology has played for fitness businesses during…

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May 26, 2021 Nigel Benton Fitness / Marketing / Technology /

 
 

21 participants die in extreme weather during China mountain marathon race

21 participants in the Yellow River Stone Forest cross-country mountain race have died in north-western China after hail, freezing rain and gales hit the high-altitude track. Chinese state…

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May 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport /

 
 

OCBC Arena and Aquatic Centre closed to public for exclusive use by Team Singapore athletes

Singapore’s OCBC Arena and OCBC Aquatic Centre have been closed to the public from today to allow Team Singapore's athletes to train ahead of the Olympic, Paralympic and SEA Games.…

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May 21, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Fitness / Safety / Security / Sport /

 
 

Greg Oliver named Executive of the Year at APAC Fitness and Wellness Awards of Excellence

Greg Oliver, Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Fitness and Lifestyle Group, has been named Executive of the Year at the APAC Fitness and Wellness Awards of Excellence. Presented…

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May 20, 2021 Nigel Benton Finance / Fitness / Marketing / Technology /

 
 

Indian Premier League continues despite massive rise in COVID deaths

The Indian Premier League, usually the most-attended cricket league in the world, is continuing to be played in empty stadia despite the massive surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths across the…

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Apr 30, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /