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.

COVID-19 variant impacts world sport

The spread of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus is impacting the sports world with football and rugby matches called off, a cricket series cancelled and Australia cricket captain Pat…

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Dec 17, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /


Australian Government joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today advised that the nation will join the USA in not having government ministers or officials attend the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, in a…

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Dec 8, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /


International Tennis Federation will not back Women’s Tennis Association China boycott

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has advised that it will not cancel any tournaments in China over concerns for player Peng Shuai, explaining that it will not follow the stance of…

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Dec 7, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Government / Sport /


Formula 1 makes dramatic Saudi Arabian debut

The first ever Saudi Arabian F1 Grand Prix has seen world champion driver Lewis Hamilton beat championship rival Max Verstappen in a thrilling race overnight. Held in the city of Jeddah on…

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Dec 6, 2021 Nigel Benton Safety / Sport / Venues /


USA dominates winners list at IAAPA’s 2021 Brass Ring Awards

The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), has announced the winners of a prestigious Brass Ring Awards for 2021, to be celebrated at the upcoming IAAPA Expo.…

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Nov 12, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Marketing / Tourism /


Australian projects recognised at 2021 IOC, IPC and IAKS international sport architecture awards

Australian projects the Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Rod Laver Arena, Ken Rosewall Arena and Coogee Surf Life Saving Club have been recognised at the 2021 International Olympic Committee…

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Nov 11, 2021 Nigel Benton Design / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


Saudi Arabia’s NEOM looks to welcome tourists and investors as of 2024

Saudi Arabia’s NEOM ‘giga project’ is reported to be ready to welcome tourists and investors by 2024, according to Project Chief Executive Nadhmi Al-Nasr. Speaking about…

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Nov 5, 2021 Nigel Benton Environment / Technology / Tourism /