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.

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 /


World’s tallest swing ride launched at relaunched Bollywood Parks Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts has this week relaunched Bollywood Parks Dubai with nine new rides including the 140 metres tall Bollywood Skyflyer, the world's tallest swing ride. The new ride,…

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Feb 1, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism /


Reports suggest Tokyo Olympics likely to be cancelled

Media reports from the UK this week have suggested that the already postponed Tokyo Olympics will be cancelled as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. London's The Times reported that…

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Jan 22, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Sport / Wellness /


Chinese F1 Grand Prix postponed to second half of 2021

Formula One's Chinese Grand Prix has been put on hold indefinitely as Coronavirus quarantine restrictions have forced changes to the race series' 2021 calendar. The second Formula 1…

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Jan 13, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Season-opening Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix set to be postponed?

Formula 1's season-opening Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne next month is set to be postponed due to Victoria’s COVID-19 quarantine restrictions. After a disrupted 2020 campaign…

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Jan 5, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Welcoming a New Year

As we approach the end of 2020, a year of unprecedented challenges, the team at Australasian Leisure Management would like to wish all readers and those across the industry a happy, safe and…

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Dec 31, 2020 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Tourism /