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Nigel Benton

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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.

2021 World Tourism Day set to celebrate inclusivity

In an intervention that aims to drive the global recovery of the pandemic impacted industry, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has invited all member states, stakeholder…

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Sep 10, 2021 Nigel Benton Marketing / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

Work to commence on US$175 million Oman Botanic Garden

With a planned completion date in 2023, work has commenced on the US$175 million national botanic garden project in the Sultanate of Oman. Set to be the largest centre of its kind in the…

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Aug 24, 2021 Nigel Benton Attractions / Environment / Parks / Tourism /

 
 

Qatar announces plans to add 105 hotels ahead of FIFA World Cup 2022

The Qatar Government has announced that it will add 105 new hotels and apartment hotels to its tourism portfolio as it gears up to host the FIFA World Cup from November next year.…

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Jul 15, 2021 Nigel Benton Government / Hospitality / Sport / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

Pandemic sees Vietnam’s SEA Games postponed until 2022

The SEA Games Federation has advised that Vietnam’s staging of the 2021 Southeast Asian Games in November and December is to be postponed until next year as a result of the country…

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Jul 9, 2021 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

New global research highlights role of technology in the fitness industry

A new global customer survey by Virtuagym of gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers has revealed the crucial role that fitness technology has played for fitness businesses during…

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May 26, 2021 Nigel Benton Fitness / Marketing / Technology /

 
 

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 /