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.

Fitness industry undervalues itself and needs to raise its prices

The need for the fitness industry to increase the cost of memberships to drive revenues and increase perceptions of the value of facility-based exercise has been a message that emerged from…

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Nov 22, 2023 Nigel Benton Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /


Kai Tak Sports Park advises of creation of 2,000 jobs

Management at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park have announced that they are planning to create around 2,000 jobs by the middle of 2025. Commencing in the coming six months, the venue…

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Nov 20, 2023 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Sport / Venues /


WTM Global Report shows tourists favouring new experiences over sun loungers

Research from World Travel Market London 2023, the world’s most influential tourism industry event, has revealed that more holidaymakers are abandoning their sun loungers in favour of…

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Nov 16, 2023 Nigel Benton Marketing / Recreation / Tourism /


With no competing bids Saudi Arabia on course to host 2034 World Cup

Saudi Arabia looks set to be the host of the 2034 FIFA World Cup after the announcement yesterday from Football Australia - the only other country to have shown an interest in hosting the…

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Nov 1, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /


Danny Townsend named Chief Executive at Saudi Arabia’s SRJ Sports Investments

Danny Townsend, who announced his resignation as Chief Executive of Australian Professional Leagues last week has been named the Chief Executive of SRJ Sports Investments, a new vehicle…

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Oct 25, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport /


IOC President announces plans to create Olympic Esports Games

International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has used his speech at the Opening Ceremony of the 141st IOC Session in the Indian city of Mumbai to announce plans to launch an…

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Oct 15, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport /


IOC announces hosts for new Olympic Qualifier Series

The Chinese city of Shanghai and the Hungarian capital of Budapest have been selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to serve as hosts of its new Olympic Qualifier Series. The…

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Oct 13, 2023 Nigel Benton Events / Sport / Venues /