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.

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 /


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 /