Nigel Benton

About the author

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.

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 /


Vietnamese Grand Prix dropped as F1 announces longest ever race calendar for 2021

Formula One has announced a 23-race calendar for the 2021 season which, if the schedule is completed, will be the longest in its history. With the season starting in Melbourne and a…

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Nov 12, 2020 Nigel Benton Sport / Venues /


IOC’s Coates pledges that Tokyo Olympics will go ahead ‘with or without COVID’

With next year's Tokyo Olympics identified as the most expensive Summer Games on record, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice-President, John Coates has said that the Games will go…

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Sep 8, 2020 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Sport / Venues /


United Nations Secretary-General highlights the scale of world tourism’s crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that the Coronavirus pandemic puts as many as 100 million direct jobs in global tourism as risk. Speaking overnight, and drawing…

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Aug 26, 2020 Nigel Benton Finance / Tourism /


Redevelopment of floating platform at Singapore’s Marina Bay to include water sports centre and swimming pool

The Government of Singapore has announced plans to redevelop the landmark floating platform in the city’s Marina Bay to include a water sports centre, a swimming pool and a National…

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Jul 16, 2020 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Attractions / Recreation / Sport /


9Round looks for franchise expansion in Indonesia and Vietnam

Already operating in 20 countries, 9Round Franchising, LLC has confirmed plans for continued growth across Asia with the recent completion of new master franchise agreements in Indonesia and…

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Jul 9, 2020 Nigel Benton Fitness / Retail /