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The Forestias bookings tally B4bn
https://www.bangkokpost.com/property/2020723/the-forestias-bookings-tally-b4bn
November 17, 2020

MQDC’s ‘The Forestias
https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/pr/2020511/mqdcs-the-forestias
November 16, 2020

ITEC’s Bill Coan on Disney Earnings, Layoffs and Closure of its California Park
https://youtu.be/TnTAf2U0UaA
November 13, 2020

ITEC Partners Give Kids The World Village For Immersive Holiday Attraction
https://www.globalamusementsandplay.com/itec-partners-give-kids-the-world-village-for-immersive-holiday-attraction/
November 13, 2020

ITEC’s Executive Vice President, Jeff Jensen, will be participating in the Orlando Economic Partnership’s New Economy Virtual Summit Series
https://www.facebook.com/itecentertainment/posts/3770904279586868
October 27, 2020

Fresh Forward: Celebrating Creativity, New Rides, and Attractions in 2020
https://www.facebook.com/IAAPAHQ/videos/2693549990856721/
October 21, 2020

ITEC Entertainment has been named a recipient of two Themed Entertainment Association Awards
https://www.facebook.com/itecentertainment/posts/3730750430268920
October 9, 2020

ITEC’s Executive VP, Jeff Jensen participated in a virtual technology roundtable
https://www.facebook.com/itecentertainment/posts/3721249924552304
October 6, 2020

South China Morning Post: Cinemas, karaoke lounges play catch up on design shifts as Hong Kong makes progress in Covid-19 fight
https://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/3103453/cinemas-karaoke-lounges-play-catch-design-shifts-hong-kong-makes
September 29, 2020

ABC WFTV-9: Central Florida Strong segment Features ITEC Entertainment
https://youtu.be/_WBBLKRO6r4
September 24, 2020

Thailand Construction News: Orlando-Based ITEC Entertainment Designs Concept For Bangkok’s The Forestias Mixed-Use Development 
https://thailand-construction.com/orlando-based-itec-entertainment-designs-concept-for-bangkoks-the-forestias-mixed-use-development/
September 20, 2020

Guest Article by ITEC’s Bill Coan
https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWSumm20202/html/index.html?page=48&origin=reader
September 14, 2020

Interviews ITEC’s CTO Marc Plogstedt on New Tech Innovations Amid the Pandemic
https://news.orlando.org/blog/pandemic-fuels-high-tech-investment-in-new-digital-experiences/
September 15, 2020

ITEC Provides a Behind the Scenes Look at The Forestias
https://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/news/2020/09/11/on-the-town-itec-entertainment-creating-themed-community-
September 11, 2020

IAAPA Cancels Orlando Expo Amid COVID-19 Concerns
https://www.baynews9.com/fl/tampa/attractions/2020/09/04/iaapa-cancels-expo-2020-due-to-covid19
September 4, 2020

ITEC Entertainment Conceives Multigenerational Concept Design for The Forestias, Thailand’s Largest Private Sector Development Initiative
https://www.itec.com/media/itec-entertainment-conceives-multigenerational-concept-design-for-the-forestias-thailands-largest-private-sector-development-initiative/
September 4, 2020

ITEC Entertainment announces value-add reseller agreement for Touchless Temperature Kiosks with BioAway LLC
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/itec-bioaway/
August 25, 2020

ITEC Entertainment announces value-add re-seller agreement with BioAway LLC
https://www.parkworld-online.com/itec-entertainment-announces-value-add-re-seller-agreement-with-bioaway-llc/
August 25, 2020

ITEC Debuts Touchless Temperature Kiosk in Orlando
https://youtu.be/ISe5nVcWf24
August 18, 2020

CNBC Squawk: Here’s why the typical off-season could be busier for theme parks this year
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/08/05/heres-why-the-typical-off-season-could-be-busier-for-theme-parks-this-year.html
August 10, 2020

CNBC Squawk: Industry Reopenings and Touchless Temperature Kiosk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ08L4CdAxg&feature=youtu.be
July 10, 2020

Spectrum News 13: ITEC Entertainment’s Touchless Temperature Kiosk to Help Keep Guests Safe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi-ZU3iLoOU&feature=youtu.be
July 10, 2020

LA Times: Disneyland offers reopening details, but some workers want a delay
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-06-18/disneyland-offers-reopening-details-but-some-workers-want-a-delay
June 18, 2020

NPR: NPR’s 1A host, Celeste Headlee talks with ITEC President & CEO Bill Coan about guidelines theme parks are following as they reopen. Listen to NPR’s 1A: What Could A Socially Distanced Summer Look Like?
https://the1a.org/segments/what-could-a-socially-distanced-summer-look-like/ 
June 11, 2020

FOX Business News: Coronavirus won’t stop Disney innovation: Former imagineer
https://video.foxbusiness.com/v/6161673419001/#sp=show-clips
June 4, 2020

CNN: CNN’s Ana Cabrera Interviews ITEC Entertainment’s Bill Coan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJzQRww_G8k&feature=youtu.be
May 23, 2020

Park World Magazine: The post Covid-19 theme park
https://content.yudu.com/web/69r/0Aiy7l/PWAprMay2020/html/index.html?page=38&origin=reader
May 21, 2020

CNBC: Theme parks will be different the next time you visit, as operators flip the script on a century-old business
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/14/the-new-normal-for-theme-parks-post-coronavirus.html
May 14, 2020

USA Today: When Six Flags reopens post-pandemic, guests will need to book and pay in advance
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/experience/america/theme-parks/2020/05/13/coronavirus-six-flags-announces-new-post-covid-reservation-system/3120430001/ 
May 13, 2020

CNBC Squawk: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/05/11/disney-shanghai-reopening-us-market-theme-parks-coronavirus.html 
May 11, 2020

CNBC Television (YouTube): Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
MSN: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
Independent Eagle: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 
Disneyland News Today: Bob Chapek Talks About The Future of Phased Disney Parks Reopenings, Films, and His Role as CEO on Interview with CNBC; Emphasizes Guests Must Wear Masks and “Do Their Part” For U.S. Reopenings
 
6DO News: Disney can apply lessons from Shanghai reopening to US market: Theme park consultant
 

Southeast Asia Building Magazine: KIM QUY
issuu.com/southeastasiabuilding/docs/seab_mayjun_2020_online
May 4, 2020

Interview With A Former Imagineer Hints at Post-Virus Park Procedure
https://insidethemagic.net/2020/04/former-imagineer-hints-post-virus-park-procedure-bill-coan-lp1/
April 29, 2020

Coaster101: Coronavirus’ Impact on Theme Parks with Bill Coan of ITEC
https://www.coaster101.com/2020/04/28/coronavirus-impact-on-theme-parks-with-bill-coan-of-itec/
April 28, 2020

LA Times: When will Disneyland and other parks reopen? How will they keep visitors safe?
https://www.itec.com/news-media/when-will-disneyland-and-other-parks-reopen-how-will-they-keep-visitors-safe/
April 23, 2020

TravelAge West: A Former Imagineer Offers Tips on Selling Disney and Marvel Attractions
https://www.travelagewest.com/Travel/Family-Travel/Industry-Q-A-Bill-Coan-Former-Imagineer
March 25, 2020

Orlando Sentinal: Disney World adds more hand sanitizers at parks, hotels amid coronavirus concerns
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-disney-coronavirus-update-20200303-uumddmfkgfdkrgwatoh4ctpthq-story.html
March 4, 2020

Amusement Today: Attractions industry feels the effects of coronavirus outbreak
https://www.itec.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/AMUSEMENT-TODAY-March-2020.pdf
March 3, 2020

Qatar Tribute: Who is Disney’s new chief executive officer Bob Chapek?
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-02-26/disney-ceo-bob-chapek-bob-iger?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fentertainment+%28Entertainment+News%29
February 28, 2020

LA Times: Who is Bob Chapek? He’s no Bob Iger but he is steeped in Disney culture
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2020-02-26/disney-ceo-bob-chapek-bob-iger?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fentertainment+%28Entertainment+News%29
February 26, 2020

LA Times: Disneyland’s Rise of the Resistance fills up fast. Why you may still score a seat
https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-02-14/disneyland-rise-of-the-resistance-capacity-riders?_amp=true 
February 14, 2020

Marketing Drive: Experiential hospitality: Guests check in but will brands overstay their welcome?
https://www.marketingdive.com/news/experiential-hospitality-guests-check-in-but-will-brands-overstay-their-we/569176/ 
December 17, 2019

Orlando Sentinel: U.S.-China trade war worries some in theme park industry as IAAPA show nears
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-iaapa-chinese-trade-war-20191113-4tneu42dpvcnrdnq4jxwp5rrui-story.html
November 13, 2019

CNBC: The business of scaring: Halloween drives massive traffic, sales at theme parks
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/05/halloween-drives-massive-traffic-and-sales-at-theme-parks.html
October 5, 2019

ME Construction News: ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop $20bn Entertainment District in Egypt
http://meconstructionnews.com/emagazine/tbp_preview.php?issue=163&code=bigpro_october_2019
October 1, 2019

CNBC: Disney names new leadership for Disneyland and Walt Disney World
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/25/disney-names-new-leadership-for-disneyland-and-walt-disney-world.html
September 25, 2019

The Motley Fool: The Target and Disney Partnership is Magic
https://www.fool.com/investing/2019/09/16/the-target-and-disney-partnership-is-magic.aspx
September 16, 2019

Interpark: ATIP ENTERTAINMENT AND ACUD PARTNER TO DEVELOP ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN EGYPT
https://interpark.co.uk/atip-entertainment-and-acud-partner-to-develop-entertainment-district-in-egypt/
September 13, 2019

Commerical Observer: Destination Bronx
https://commercialobserver.com/2019/09/destination-bronx/
September 10, 2019

Forbes: Why The Disney-Target Retail Collaboration Is A Win For Both Companies
https://www.forbes.com/sites/pamdanziger/2019/09/07/why-the-disney-target-retail-collaboration-is-a-winwin-for-both-companies/#3205910c5706
September 7, 2019

IPM InPark Magazine: ITEC partners with AVECS to pursue new business opportunities in South Korea
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/itec-avecs/
September 4, 2019

SmartCitiesWorld: What can theme parks teach us about smart cities?
https://www.smartcitiesworld.net/smart-cities-news/what-can-theme-parks-teach-us-about-smart-cities
August 29, 2019

Interpark: AVECS AND ITEC ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO DRIVE THEME PARK DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTH KOREA
https://interpark.co.uk/avecs-and-itec-entertainment-announce-partnership-to-drive-theme-park-development-in-south-korea/
August 28, 2019

Orlando Business Journal: Local entertainment production firm partners with South Korean company
https://www.bizjournals.com/orlando/news/2019/08/27/local-entertainment-production-firm-partners-with.html
August 28, 2019

Blooloop: Attractions news: Dive Bahrain sinks Boeing 747 | 10 hour queues for Hagrid coaster
https://blooloop.com/attractions-news-hagrid-coaster-universal-dive-bahrain-boeing-747/
June 16, 2019

Blooloop: World’s largest gamer theme park set for China, developed by ITEC Entertainment
https://blooloop.com/news/gamer-theme-park-china/
June 13, 2019

China Travel News: China developers building Six Flags-sized gamer theme park
https://www.chinatravelnews.com/article/129763
June 13, 2019

Forbes: China Developers Building Six Flags-Sized Gamer Theme Park
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/06/12/china-developers-building-six-flags-sized-gamer-theme-park/#3ce904be74ab
June 13, 2019

The Frederick News-Post: At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/arts_and_entertainment/movies/at-star-wars-galaxy-s-edge-visitors-can-fly-and/article_2c35835a-585e-5aef-9c6d-ad07f9f81ce6.html
June 2, 2019

Detroit Free Press: Galaxy’s Edge brings ‘Star Wars’ to Disneyland, and you should bring your wallet
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/movies/2019/05/31/galaxys-edge-star-wars-disneyland-opens/1292698001/
May 31, 2019

Los Angeles Times: At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, visitors can fly — and buy
https://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-disneyland-star-wars-galaxys-edge-merchandise-20190530-story.html
May 30, 2019

The Jewish Voice: $3.5B Fordham Landing Project Planned Near Harlem River
http://thejewishvoice.com/2019/05/29/3-5b-fordham-landing-project-planned-near-harlem-river/
May 29, 2019

Forbes: Global Esports Popularity Give Gamer Companies Reason To Be Bullish
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2019/05/29/global-esports-popularity-give-gamer-companies-reason-to-be-bullish/#346ea2a61bde
May 29, 2019

New York Post: $3.5B Fordham Landing project going up near Harlem River
https://nypost.com/2019/05/21/3-5b-fordham-landing-project-going-up-near-harlem-river/
May 21, 2019

InterPark: THE MIDDLE EAST – A LAND OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE THEME PARK SECTOR?
https://interpark.co.uk/the-middle-east-a-land-of-opportunity-for-the-theme-park-sector/
May 21, 2019

RocketNews: Theme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment – Coaster101.com
https://www.rocketnews.com/2019/05/theme-parks-the-internet-of-things-and-itec-entertainment-coaster101-com/
May 17, 2019

Coaster101: Theme Parks, the Internet of Things and ITEC Entertainment
https://www.coaster101.com/2019/05/17/theme-parks-the-internet-of-things-and-itec-entertainment/
May 17, 2019

University of Florida News: Disney Imagineer to lead UF’s new graduate program in themed environments integration
https://news.ufl.edu/2019/05/disney-imagineer-to-lead-new-uf-program/
May 16, 2019

Business Teams: Disneyland Prepares For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening: Hotels Now Fully Booked; Visit Time Window Imposed
https://en.businesstimes.cn/articles/111353/20190429/disneyland-prepares-for-star-wars-galaxys-edge-opening-hotels-now-fully-booked-visit-time-window-imposed.htm
May 16, 2019

The Lewiston Tribune: Disneyland visitors get 4 hours in Star Wars
https://lmtribune.com/sunday_am/disneyland-visitors-get-hours-in-star-wars/article_2c31e4d7-3754-57fa-939e-4ceddccadaba.html
April 28, 2019

Epic Stream: Disneyland Is Only Allowing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Guests A Four-Hour Time Slot
http://epicstream.com/news/TinyDiapana/Disneyland-Is-Only-Allowing-Star-Wars-Galaxys-Edge-Guests-A-Four-Hour-Time-Slot
April 23, 2019

Daily Hampshire Gazette: First visitors to Disneyland’s Star Wars land will get just four hours to see it all
https://www.gazettenet.com/First-visitors-to-Disneyland-s-Star-Wars-land-will-get-just-four-hours-to-see-it-all-25058587
April 23, 2019

TMSS Magazine: Disney prepares to wow Well-known individual Wars’ fans with original Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
http://tmssmagazine.com/disney-prepares-to-wow-well-known-individual-wars-fans-with-original-galaxys-edge-theme-parks/
April 23, 2019

Yahoo Finance: Disney prepares to wow Star Wars’ fans with new Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/disney-prepares-wow-star-wars-184006247.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAEIX9xsjXBJTGoJJ-LYen46UcLjntivJXiqX2PHvtdd3h_J8cmNHeeRK68WTLg9vIiq8fjad5fyicX9p5Dn3WNkP6V-KwT8JmAM7ONiC5LXGJevjP3xJD6h6GzyNcxstUrK2P8CCQppDnIrceCMFKRjZVBBzucrvXabsYs72aWur
April 23, 2019

CNBC: Disney prepares to wow Star Wars’ fans with new Galaxy’s Edge theme parks
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/13/disneys-star-wars-land-galaxys-edge-is-beyond-your-wildest-dreams-says-actor-josh-gad.html
April 13, 2019

Euro Amusement Professional: USA: ITEC Entertainment Opens New Los Angeles Office
https://www.eap-magazin.de/48-News/7590,USA%3A-ITEC-Entertainment-Opens-New-Los-Angeles-Office.html
April 11, 2019

InPark Magazine: ITEC Entertainment opens Los Angeles office
http://www.inparkmagazine.com/itec-los-angeles/
April 4, 2019

Reader’s Digest: The Real Reason There Aren’t Many Mirrors in Disney World Bathrooms
https://www.rd.com/advice/travel/reason-arent-many-mirrors-disney/
March 29, 2019

Yahoo Lifestyle: The Real Reason There Aren’t Many Mirrors in Disney World Bathrooms
https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/real-reason-aren-apos-t-141507261.html
March 29, 2019

AOL: The real reason there aren’t many mirrors in Disney World bathrooms
https://www.aol.com/article/lifestyle/2019/03/29/the-real-reason-there-arent-many-mirrors-in-disney-world-bathrooms/23702648/
March 29, 2019

InterPark Magazine: ITEC ENTERTAINMENT APPOINTS CHARLIE WISSIG AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR
https://interpark.co.uk/itec-entertainment-appoints-charlie-wissig-as-creative-director/
March 28, 2019

Orlando Sentinel: Orlando’s ITEC expands with new Los Angeles office Kirstin’s Byline
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/travel/tourism/os-cfb-itec-new-office-20190327-story.html
March 28, 2019

Florida Trend: What you need to know about Florida today
https://www.floridatrend.com/article/26576/thursdays-afternoon-update
March 28, 2019

RFID Journal: IoT Driving Entertainment Experiences at Theme Parks, Malls
https://www.rfidjournal.com/purchase-access?type=Article&id=18294&r=%2Farticles%2Fview%3F18294
March 29, 2019

EAP Magazine: USA: Charlie Wissig Assumes Position of Creative Director for ITEC Entertainment
https://www.eap-magazin.de/48-News/7516,USA%3A-Charlie-Wissig-Assumes-Position-of-Creative-Director-for-ITEC-Entertainment.html
March 14, 2019

Orlando Amplified: Customers Come First: Orlando’s Hospitality Tech Industry Drives Evolution of Guest Experience
https://news.orlando.org/blog/orlando-hospitality-tech-industry-drives-evolution-of-guest-experience/?fbclid=IwAR3UiPfbB31AzYks-nOLl0Vxg2piYXbyLPlWWMagnNRqCEE0hyd-mgg3Ij4
October 30, 2019

Orlando Amplified: The Tech Behind the Magic
https://news.orlando.org/blog/the-tech-behind-the-magic/
October 17, 2019

Ahram Online: Egypt’s New Administrative Capital to build the biggest entertainment district in MENA for $20 billion
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/347591.aspx
September 11, 2019

Construction Review Online: US $20bn Entertainment District set to be constructed in Egypt
https://constructionreviewonline.com/2019/09/us-20bn-entertainment-district-set-to-be-constructed-in-egypt/
September 9, 2019

World Construction Network: ATIP New Capital, ACUD to develop £16.3bn Entertainment District in Egypt
https://www.worldconstructionnetwork.com/news/atip-new-capital-acud-to-develop-163bn-entertainment-district-in-egypt
September 5, 2019

San Diego Union-Tribune: Can SeaWorld survive against Disney, Harry Potter and PETA?
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/tourism/story/2019-06-21/post-blackfish-seaworld-is-finally-making-a-comeback-but-can-it-last
June 22, 2019

Attractions Management: Major gamer-themed amusement park to tap into Chinese gaming craze
https://www.attractionsmanagement.com/index.cfm?pagetype=news&codeID=342213
June 18, 2019

TED Magazine: Q & A: A conversation with David Cline of ITEC Entertainment.
http://www.tedmagazine-digital.com/tedmagazine/april_2019/MobilePagedArticle.action?articleId=1478737#articleId1478737
April 24, 2019

Fast Company: How Disney is preparing for the epic crush of visitors to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
https://www.fastcompany.com/90339167/how-disney-is-preparing-for-the-epic-crush-of-visitors-to-star-wars-galaxys-ed
April 24, 2019