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.

World Surf League announces three-year Australian events sponsorship with Coopers brewery

Australia’s largest independent family-owned brewery Coopers has become the official beer sponsor of World Surf League Australia under a new three-year deal announced today. The…

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Feb 21, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Marketing / Sport /


Google introduces Things to do feature

In a development having major implications for attractions bookings as well as many types of ticket sales, the phasing out of its ‘Reserve with Google’ (RwG) function by search…

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Feb 14, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Marketing / Technology / Tourism /


IOC aims for 30% venue capacity at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic venues

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Games Executive Director, Christophe Dubi has suggested that a scheme is set to be introduced that will allow spectators to attend the upcoming…

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Feb 1, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong Disneyland presents in-park live orchestral performance

With its Castle of Magical Dreams as the backdrop, Hong Kong Disneyland has staged a series of live orchestral performances. The inaugural performances on 3rd and 4th December saw the Hong…

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Jan 12, 2022 Nigel Benton Arts / Attractions / Entertainment / Events /


Beijing Games Organisers pledge to deliver sustainable Winter Olympics

With the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics less than a month away and preparation for the Games having entered their final stage, the Beijing Olympic Organising Committee has emphasised the…

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Jan 7, 2022 Nigel Benton Environment / Events / Sport / Venues /


Looking forward to a safe, healthy and prosperous 2022 for us all

Celebrations are underway across the world to welcome in the New Year. Celebrations in many parts of the world have been muted for the second year running, with governments in many countries…

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Jan 1, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Events / Safety / Security /


Wishing all readers a Merry Christmas and happy holiday season

With the industry having faced another challenging year, all will be looking to 2022 as a year of fresh starts following a successful Christmas and summer holiday period. 2021 has certainly…

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Dec 24, 2021 Nigel Benton