A review of the 12 months that have passed for this industry suggests that this is a year that many will want to move on.

The start of 2021 brought hope that the lockdowns endured in the first nine months of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic would be behind us.

Sadly, the benefits that the harsh lockdowns in Australia and New Zealand seemed to offer have been wasted by an overly casual approach to vaccination.

Australasian recreation managementthe most read news of this quarter were (in date order):

March 30, 2021 – VIDEO SHOWS CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS OF NEW SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM

March 25, 2021 – HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT NZ TO INVEST $ 273 MILLION IN A NEW ELITE STRATEGY

March 22, 2021 – REPORT SUGGESTS THE GLOBAL AMUSEMENT PARK MARKET WILL GROW BY NEARLY 7% BY 2024

March 14, 2021 – A TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY TO EXPLORE THE THEORIES AND RUMORS OF THE PLOT SURROUNDING THE 1979 TRAGIC PHANTOM TRAIN FIRE AT LUNA PARK SYDNEY

March 4, 2021 – INDUSTRY PAYS TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL GUDINSKI

March 1, 2021 – REVEALED DETAILS OF NEW AND EXISTING VENUES THAT WILL HOST THE BRISBANE 2032 OLYMPIC GAMES

February 23, 2021 – AFTA HIGHLIGHTS EMPLOYERS ‘NEED FOR EXTENSION FOR THE TOURISM INDUSTRY

February 22, 2021 – G’DAY GROUP PURCHASES EL QUESTRO AND KINGS CANYON RESORT FROM DELAWARE NORTH

February 14, 2021 – LONDON’S 1REBEL SET FOR THE FIRST AUSTRALIAN GYM LAUNCH

February 1, 2021 – WORKS COMPLETED ON THE ROOF OF THE NEW SHOW COURT ARENA IN MELBOURNE PARK

January 22, 2021 – A-LEAGUE’S WESTERN UNITED GETS PLANNING APPROVAL FOR NEW WYNDHAM CITY STADIUM

January 21, 2021 – CLUBLINKS APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF UNSW SYDNEY AQUATIC AND FITNESS CENTER

January 18, 2021 – VISIT VICTORIA’S PARTNERS WITH THE MUSHROOM GROUP TO LAUNCH THE “2021 SONS BIEUX ENSEMBLE” CONCERT SERIES

January 15, 2021 – OWNERS ACCEPT SALE OF ‘LEISURE-ENTERTAINMENT’ BUSINESS FUNLAB TO PRIVATE EQUITY COMPANY TPG CAPITAL

January 11, 2021 – THE COST OF THE NEW GUNYAMA AQUATIC CENTER IN THE CITY OF SYDNEY TO EXCEED 100 MILLION DOLLARS

January 11, 2021 – FREMANTLE’S ONE DAY 2021 EVENT FOCUSES ON THE SMOKING CEREMONY

January 11, 2021 – VIVA LEISURE ACQUIRES SIX PINNACLE HEALTH CLUBS IN VICTORIA

January 9, 2021 – MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTER OPENS THE FIRST INTERIOR CINEMA IN AUSTRALIA

January 4, 2021 – FITNESS AUSTRALIA CALLS ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE A NATIONAL PLAN TO IMPROVE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RATES

Image: Michael Gudinski, legendary figure in the music industry, died in March. Credit: Nick Lawrence.


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