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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.
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9th January 2023 – WTTC unhappy with restrictions imposed on Chinese travellers
28th December 2022 – Chinese Government’s announcement of easing of pandemic border measures prompts rush of overseas travel bookings
23rd December 2022 – Northern Territory post COVID tourism recovery on track
2nd December 2022 – 2023 Chinese Formula 1 Grand Prix cancelled due to ‘ongoing difficulties’ with COVID
11th November 2022 – ESSA releases new treatment guidelines for people recovering from COVID
14th September 2022 – Jean Hailes National Women’s Health Survey reveals impact of COVID and lockdowns on women’s health and fitness
21st July 2022 – New study shows male players miss mental benefits of sport during COVID
12th July 2022 – New Survey shows South Australian tourism approaching pre COVID economic recovery
30th June 2022 – Jetts Thailand advises of growth resetting ‘back to pre-COVID rate’
29th June 2022 – Australian tourism losses rise to $156 billion since start of Coronavirus pandemic
25th May 2022 – AFL crowds sink to lowest level in 26 years amid fans’ COVID concerns
22nd December 2021 – Omicron variant sees Coronavirus again impacting live performance
20th December 2021 – Qantas announces massive loss as Coronavirus continues to impact operations
30th September 2021 – First 16 months of Coronavirus pandemic removes $101 billion from Australian tourism
8th August 2021 – Australian entertainers highlight how Coronavirus has devastated lives and careers
31st January 2020 – Coronavirus declared global health emergency by World Health Organization
29th January 2020 – Swim schools concerned about Coronavirus
28th January 2020 – Leading consultants suggest Coronavirus impact could deal significant blow to Australian economy
27th January 2020 – Coronavirus impacts Asian sporting events
26th January 2020 – Coronavirus fears sees closure of Hong Kong and Shanghai Disney resorts
24th January 2020 – Coronavirus sees cancellation of major events and closure of attractions in China
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