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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.

Theme park tickets and airline rewards offered as incentives for vaccination uptake

Airline tickets, staycations, and theme park deals are among the potential free offerings from business sectors looking to boost vaccination rates. With plans for Hong Kong’s…

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Jun 2, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Safety / Ticketing / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

ASM Global recruits for key positions at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park

In its role as operator of Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports park, ASM Global has commenced the process of recruiting key positions for the soon-to-open sport and entertainment precinct.…

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Jun 1, 2021 Karen Sweaney Entertainment / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Abu Dhabi Government champions new tourism quality controls

The Abu Dhabi Government’s Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) has announced the establishment of a new quality control system for the its tourism product,…

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Apr 27, 2021 Karen Sweaney Government / Marketing / Tourism /

 
 

Hong Kong gym’s link to COVID-19 cluster shows need for ongoing safety and hygiene commitment

The recent indication that a fitness club in Hong Kong has been the source of a COVID-19 outbreak is emerging as a matter of concern for gym operators and the exercise industry worldwide.…

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Mar 29, 2021 Karen Sweaney Fitness / Safety / Wellness /

 
 

Genting Malaysia reveals Genting SkyWorlds brand and new theme park opening

Following a series of delays, Malaysia’s Resorts World Genting has revealed the branding for it new outdoor theme park - Genting SkyWorlds - and that it will be opening before the…

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Feb 26, 2021 Karen Sweaney Attractions / Entertainment / Retail / Tourism /

 
 

Singapore sets sustainable targets for next 10 years

The Government of Singapore has this week released details of a national agenda on sustainable development with the unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030. Introduced as a…

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Feb 13, 2021 Karen Sweaney Environment / Government / Parks / Recreation /

 
 

International fitness bodies launch leadership initiatives

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) and the Singapore-based Fit Summit have this week each launched leadership initiatives that aim to shape and provide…

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Feb 11, 2021 Karen Sweaney Finance / Fitness / Marketing / Wellness /