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.

Concepts revealed for new sport and entertainment in Singapore’s Toa Payoh town

An ambitious project to replace the Toa Payoh Swimming Complex with a major community sports and entertainment precinct has been revealed by lead agency Sport Singapore. Projected to be…

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Mar 3, 2023 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Design / Recreation / Venues /


Walt Disney Co. announces global restructuring and staff cuts

With the global entertainment and theme parks company reporting disappointing profits in its latest financial quarter earnings, Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive, Bob Iger has revealed plans to…

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Feb 10, 2023 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Finance / Tourism /


‘Fake’ sport and tourism conferences scheduled for Sydney and Melbourne

A series of academic and industry conferences on topics including sport science, analytics and tourism, scheduled to take place in Australia in the next few months, are likely to be fake…

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Jan 13, 2023 Nigel Benton Education / Events / Legal /


WTA says return of Chinese tournaments will depend on resolution of Peng Shuai case

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has advised that the return of its tournament events to China in 2023 will depend on a resolution to the matter of retired player’s Peng…

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Jan 6, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport /


FIFA President calls on every footballing nation to name a stadium in honour of Pelé

Gianni Infantino, President of world football governing body FIFA, is to ask every country in the world to name a stadium in honour of Brazilian football star Pelé. The Brazil great,…

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Jan 3, 2023 Nigel Benton Sport / Venues /


Sport Singapore completes takeover of nation’s Sports Hub

Government agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) has officially taken over the Singapore Sports Hub from SportsHub Pte Ltd (SHPL), managers of the 35-hectare sports and lifestyle precinct that…

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Dec 12, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Finance / Government / Sport / Venues /


Hong Kong Police arrest five over concert LED screen collapse

Hong Kong Police have made a series of arrests in connection with an incident in July where a large LED screen fell on to the stage at the Hong Kong Coliseum during a concert by local…

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Nov 16, 2022 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Legal / Safety / Venues /