Karen Sweaney

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

Skyline Enterprises partners with Gamuda Land to deliver Malaysia’s first luge attraction

Queenstown-based leisure and entertainment operator Skyline Enterprises has partnered with Gamuda Land to deliver the first luge activity park in Malaysia at Gamuda Gardens in…

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Jun 6, 2022 Karen Sweaney Attractions /


ASM Global introduces facial verification technology for live events

ASM Global has launched an ‘industry-first’ facial verification network for live events as part of its multi-year investment to ‘redefine’ the return of the industry…

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Apr 21, 2022 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Security / Sport / Technology / Venues /


Lotte World Busan theme park cost less to design and build than a single large attraction at Disney or Universal Studios

Hollywood-based Legacy Entertainment, the designers of Lotte World Adventure Busan - the new recently opened Lotte World theme park in South Korea - hope that the park will represent a…

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Apr 11, 2022 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Tourism /


New Chair and Vice Chair for Global Health and Fitness Alliance

The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) Advisory Council has announced the election of a Chair and Vice Chair to lead its efforts to establish the health and fitness sector as an…

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Mar 29, 2022 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /


Hong Kong Disneyland records another year without profit while spotlighting some of its altruistic community initiatives

Operating in adverse conditions, amid a series of pandemic-related closures and a near-complete absence of tourists, Hong Kong Disneyland has reported a loss of US$307 million (HK$2.4…

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Mar 22, 2022 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Finance / Tourism /


ATTA explains the influence and impact of women in adventure travel

A new report released by Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), in partnership with Switzerland Tourism, describes the findings of a 2022 survey on women in adventure travel - relating to…

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Mar 5, 2022 Karen Sweaney Recreation / Tourism /


Paralympics Australia endorses IPC decision to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from Beijing Paralympics

The Beijing Winter Paralympic Games will begin today without 83 athletes from the Russian and Belarusian delegations after a backlash from members of the International Paralympic community.…

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Mar 4, 2022 Karen Sweaney Events / Legal / Security / Sport /