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Nigel Benton

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Nigel Benton

Co-owner / Publisher, Australasian Leisure Management

Nigel Benton is the co-owner 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.

As of 2020, he has 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.

F45 caught trademarking Bodyfit name after Federal Court loss

EXCLUSIVE: Leading functional training brand F45’s ongoing competitive interactions with rival brand Body Fit Training (BFT), has seen F45 it make trademark applications for the word…

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Jun 21, 2022 Nigel Benton Fitness / Legal / Marketing / Technology /

 
 

Shanghai Disney Resort announces partial resumption of operations

Shanghai Disney Resort has partially resumed operations amid reports that the COVID-19 epidemic is waning in China’s largest city. As of yesterday, the resort’s Wishing Star…

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Jun 11, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Retail / Safety / Tourism /

 
 

Amnesty International urges FIFA to compensate Qatar’s World Cup 2022 migrant workers

Amnesty International has urged world football global governing body FIFA to fund a major compensation program for migrant workers who it says have suffered labour abuses in the preparations…

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May 19, 2022 Nigel Benton Events / Finance / Legal / Sport /

 
 

Thailand’s Maya Bay reopens to visitors after four-year closure

A high profile victim of overtourism prior to its closure in 2018, since reopening earlier this year Thailand’s Maya Bay has been welcoming a restricted number of visitors. Located in…

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May 17, 2022 Nigel Benton Environment / Tourism /

 
 

A decade in the making Legoland Korea Resort opens to the public

Merlin Entertainments’ Legoland Korea Resort has been opened with 10,000 people visiting the attraction following its opening ceremony yesterday morning. Located on Jungdo…

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May 6, 2022 Nigel Benton Attractions / Culture / Retail / Tourism /

 
 

MCG to host Argentina versus Brazil World Cup qualifier

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is to host a FIFA 2022 World Cup qualifying match between Argentina and Brazil on 11th June. Unlike exhibition matches generally played in Australia, the…

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Apr 20, 2022 Nigel Benton Marketing / Sport / Venues /

 
 

FINA strips Russian city of Kazan of 25-metre World Swimming Championships

Russia’s further isolation from the international sporting world following its invasion of Ukraine has seen world swimming governing body FINA strip the city of Kazan of its hosting…

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Mar 25, 2022 Nigel Benton Aquatics / Events / Government /