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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.

MAC Global partnership to bring new theatrical experiences to the Middle East

Prestige Chameleon International (PCI) has announced a partnership with United Arab Emirates-based concert promoter MAC Global to bring new live event experiences to the Middle East. The…

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May 17, 2024 Nigel Benton Arts / Entertainment / Venues /

 
 

Legends names new Chief Executive

US-based sport and entertainment experiences brand Legends, currently in the process of acquiring ASM Global, has unveiled Dan Levy as its new Chief Executive. Levy’s replacement of…

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May 13, 2024 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Retail / Sport / Venues /

 
 

Merlin Entertainments flags its social impact in new report launch

Merlin Entertainments, a global leader in branded entertainment destinations, has this week launched a report with the Purpose Coalition setting out its social impact in the UK. The Force…

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May 10, 2024 Nigel Benton Attractions / Government / Tourism /

 
 

Former Tokyo fish market to be redeveloped with multipurpose stadium

The site of Tokyo’s former Tsukiji fish market is to be redeveloped as a commercial and residential complex and transport hub with a 50,000-seat multipurpose stadium at its heart. The…

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Apr 26, 2024 Nigel Benton Culture / Sport / Tourism / Venues /

 
 

Beijing selected as host for 2027 World Athletics Championships

The World Athletics Council has announced that the Chinese capital of Beijing has been selected as the selected host city for the 2027 World Athletics Championships. 12 years on from the…

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Feb 29, 2024 Nigel Benton Events / Safety / Sport / Venues /

 
 

AEG Global Partnerships secures new Asian collaborations

AEG Global Partnerships has advised of alliances it has agreed with IG Group, Bacardi and Volvo at its live events venues in Japan and Thailand. The first of these links has seen AEG join…

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Feb 26, 2024 Nigel Benton Entertainment / Hospitality / Marketing / Venues /

 
 

Sports Toto Korea trials event gambling addiction prevention campaign at SPOEX 2024

Sports Toto Korea trial event gambling addiction prevention campaign at SPOEX 2024 Sports Toto Korea, the operator of the nation’s sports betting game Sportstoto, is using its…

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Feb 23, 2024 Nigel Benton Events / Security / Sport /