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.

21 participants die in extreme weather during China mountain marathon race

21 participants in the Yellow River Stone Forest cross-country mountain race have died in north-western China after hail, freezing rain and gales hit the high-altitude track. Chinese state…

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May 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport /


OCBC Arena and Aquatic Centre closed to public for exclusive use by Team Singapore athletes

Singapore’s OCBC Arena and OCBC Aquatic Centre have been closed to the public from today to allow Team Singapore's athletes to train ahead of the Olympic, Paralympic and SEA Games.…

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May 21, 2021 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Fitness / Safety / Security / Sport /


Greg Oliver named Executive of the Year at APAC Fitness and Wellness Awards of Excellence

Greg Oliver, Chief Executive and Managing Director of the Fitness and Lifestyle Group, has been named Executive of the Year at the APAC Fitness and Wellness Awards of Excellence. Presented…

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May 20, 2021 Nigel Benton Finance / Fitness / Marketing / Technology /


Indian Premier League continues despite massive rise in COVID deaths

The Indian Premier League, usually the most-attended cricket league in the world, is continuing to be played in empty stadia despite the massive surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths across the…

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Apr 30, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /


Report suggests global amusement park market will grow almost 7% in years to 2024

Notwithstanding the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the global amusement and theme park market will grow by US$19.84 billion during the years 2020 to 2024, progressing at a compound…

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Mar 22, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Tourism / Waterparks /


New Saudi Arabian Grand Prix revealed as F1’s ‘fastest street track’

Saudi Arabian and Formula One officials have released the first details of the street circuit in Jeddah that will stage the Kingdom's first F1 Grand Prix in December, claiming that the…

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Mar 19, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /


Thailand’s Pimalai Resort and Spa offers eco-sensitive excursions to Mu Ko Lanta National Park

Ever since it opened 20 years ago, Pimalai Resort and Spa on the island of Koh Lanta, has pioneered conservation programs to preserve Mu Ko Lanta National Park - a 134 kilometre² expanse…

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Mar 16, 2021 Nigel Benton Environment / Hospitality / Tourism /