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.

Pending tropical storm prompts evacuation of South Korea’s troubled World Scout Jamboree

Plagued over recent days by soaring temperatures, sanitation issues and inadequate catering, leading to some national contingents leaving the site, the World Scout Jamboree in South Korea is…

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Aug 8, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Recreation / Safety /


International Rugby League announces scaled back World Cup plans with southern hemisphere to host 2026 edition

International Rugby League (IRL) has announced that the sport’s next World Cup has been pushed back 12 months to 2026, with the tournament to take place in the southern hemisphere on a…

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Aug 3, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport /


Australian Government commits $5.5 million to boost Papua New Guinea pathway to NRL

The Australian Government’s ongoing sporting diplomacy among its neighbours in Oceania has seen Federal Minister for International Development and the Pacific Pat Conroy announce a $5.5…

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Jul 24, 2023 Nigel Benton Finance / Government / Sport /


UFC Gyms silent on demise of Australian master franchisor but still looking for global expansion

The recent financial and legal troubles of UFC Gyms in Australia have not raised any form of comment from the Newport Beach, USA-based headquarters of the global franchise or from fitness…

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Jul 21, 2023 Nigel Benton Finance / Fitness / Legal /


Dubai Sports Council approves star-rating system for fitness clubs

The Dubai Sports Council has announced its approval of a classification system for fitness centres and clubs which will grant star-ratings based on evaluation of a number of criteria…

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Jul 14, 2023 Nigel Benton Fitness / Wellness /


ASM Global partners with guest experience experts to drive fan innovations

Aiming to evolve the fan and patron experience in the arenas, stadiums and theatres that it manages around the world, venue and event management operator ASM Global has entered into a…

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Jul 12, 2023 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Marketing / Sport / Technology / Venues /


All-female motorsport series enters administration after failing to secure funding

The all-female W Series motor racing series has entered administration after the single-seater championship failed to secure funding. After announcing, in October last year, that the W…

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Jun 16, 2023 Nigel Benton Finance / Sport /