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.

Study suggests major sporting events fail to inspire mass physical activity

The assumption that major sporting events and national team victories inspire exercise participation and physical activity among the wider population has been challenged by a newly released…

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May 25, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Fitness / Government / Sport / Wellness /


Azulik AlUla desert eco-resort to be developed in Saudi Arabia

Ongoing expansion of the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia’s northern desert and Red Sea is to see the development of new eco-luxury resort that aims to bring sustainability and art…

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May 25, 2023 Nigel Benton Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /


Formula 1 revenues rise to US$381 million in first quarter

Liberty Media-owned Formula 1 has advised of revenues of US$381 million for the first quarter of 2023, a slight increase on the US$360 million it generated for the same period in 2022.…

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May 10, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Sport /


New Singapore Aquatics branding aims to reflect a multidiscipline sport

Seeking to better reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the country’s most successful sport, the Singapore Swimming Association (SSA) has announced that it will be rebranded as…

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May 1, 2023 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Marketing / Sport /


Qatar to host 2027 FIBA Basketball World Cup

Basketball’s world governing body has announced that Qatar will host the 2027 FIBA World Cup, the first time the event will be held in a Middle Eastern nation. With Qatar having hosted…

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Apr 28, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /


Rebuilt Beijing Workers’ Stadium hosts capacity crowd as fans return to China stadia

The Beijing’s Workers’ Stadium has hosted its first football match since undergoing a major rebuild, with a crowd of 50,000 attending the Chinese Super League (CSL) game between…

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Apr 17, 2023 Nigel Benton Sport / Venues /


Government Minister Erick Thohir named new Chairman of the Football Association of Indonesia 

Erick Thohir, Indonesia's Minister of State Owned Enterprises and a former Chairman of Inter Milan, has been named new Chairman of the Football Association of Indonesia (PSSI). With…

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Mar 7, 2023 Nigel Benton Government / Sport /