Nigel Benton

About the author

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.

Reports suggest Silver Lake is looking at sale of TEG

USA-based private equity firm Silver Lake has been reported as look at the sale of its Australian-based ticketing and live entertainment business TEG. According to reports in The Australian…

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Nov 2, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Finance / Technology / Ticketing / Venues /


OCA awards 2029 Asian Winter Games hosting rights to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games at its Trojena mountain resort development in its NEOM city project. Awarded at this week’s 41st General Assembly of the Olympic…

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Oct 4, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


Surf Park Summit to focus on wave pool developments around the world

With over 150 projects in development across the globe, the upcoming 2022 Surf Park Summit is set to be the largest networking and insider event for the booming wave pool attractions sector.…

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Sep 30, 2022 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Attractions / Recreation / Tourism / Waterparks /


Saudi Arabia launches integrated digital platform to facilitate international pilgrim journeys

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced the launch of an integrated digital platform that offers all pilgrims and visitors an easy-to-use planning gateway for their…

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Sep 28, 2022 Nigel Benton Culture / Technology / Tourism /


Australia revealed as largest source market for tourists to Indonesia

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia has revealed that Australia is the largest source of overseas visitors to the country, representing nearly 40% of…

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Sep 23, 2022 Nigel Benton Government / Safety / Tourism /


Sport fans want their teams to lead on environment, sustainability and inclusion issues

A new survey from YouGov has revealed that sport fans in 2022 have a concern about environmental, sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) issues with 47% of fans around the…

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Sep 19, 2022 Nigel Benton Environment / Marketing / Sport /


Thai court orders rehabilitation of Maya Bay beach 22 years after damage by film crew

More than two decades after the Hollywood film The Beach was shot at Thailand's scenic Maya Bay, the nation’s Supreme Court has ordered the Royal Forest Department to press ahead…

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Sep 14, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Environment / Government / Legal / Tourism /