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.

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 /


European Commission move to restrict microplastic use set to impact infill used in synthetic turf systems

The use of recycled rubber and plastic as an infill for artificial turf systems may well be impacted by recommendations from the European Commission (EC) to introduce restrictions for the…

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Sep 9, 2022 Nigel Benton Legal / Play / Safety / Sport / Surfaces /


Death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Australasian Leisure Management is saddened to report on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Regnant of Australia and New Zealand and Head of the…

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Sep 9, 2022 Nigel Benton Arts / Events / Sport / Tourism / Venues /


World Athletics announces postponement of Nanjing’s World Indoor Championships to 2025

World Athletics has advised that the Chinese city of Nanjing’s hosting of the World Athletics Indoor Championships, originally due to have been staged in March 2020, will be further…

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Sep 2, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Safety / Sport /