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.

World Athletics announces postponement of Nanjing’s World Indoor Championships to 2025

World Athletics has advised that the Chinese city of Nanjing’s hosting of the World Athletics Indoor Championships, originally due to have been staged in March 2020, will be further…

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Sep 2, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport /


Command centre ready to manage Qatar World Cup operations

With 100 days until the start of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, details of the Aspire control and command centre, which will monitor operations during the tournament, have been revealed.…

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Aug 13, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Security / Sport / Venues /


Planet Fitness announces 63.5% rise in global revenues in last quarter

Low-cost gym operator Planet Fitness has reported a 63.5% rise in revenues to US$224.4 million in the last quarter with store sales increasing by 13.6% (US$151 million) to US$1,019 million,…

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Aug 11, 2022 Nigel Benton Finance / Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /


Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and Qatar express interest in hosting 2023 AFC Asian Cup

The Asian Football Confederation has advised that it has received expressions of interest from foru nations - Australia, Indonesia, South Korea and Qatar - to host next year’s Asian…

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Jul 19, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /


F45 caught trademarking Bodyfit name after Federal Court loss

EXCLUSIVE: Leading functional training brand F45’s ongoing competitive interactions with rival brand Body Fit Training (BFT), has seen F45 it make trademark applications for the word…

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Jun 21, 2022 Nigel Benton Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Technology /


Shanghai Disney Resort announces partial resumption of operations

Shanghai Disney Resort has partially resumed operations amid reports that the COVID-19 epidemic is waning in China’s largest city. As of yesterday, the resort’s Wishing Star…

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Jun 11, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Retail / Safety / Tourism /


Amnesty International urges FIFA to compensate Qatar’s World Cup 2022 migrant workers

Amnesty International has urged world football global governing body FIFA to fund a major compensation program for migrant workers who it says have suffered labour abuses in the preparations…

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May 19, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /