TEA Connect Blog

12 July 2017

The press cover the attractions industry, and they turn to TEA for information!

We share some recent examples of stories in the mainstream and industry press that shine a spotlight on the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA), TEA activities and the industry our association serves, in one way or another.

Caroline Sage, General Manager, Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook,
and Marie Belzil, Multimedia Director, Moment Factory,
accept the Thea Award for Foresta Lumina at the
2016 TEA Thea Awards Gala.
Thea Committee Chair Adam Bezark is standing at far left.

2016 TEA Thea Award recipient Foresta Lumina 

Foresta Lumina transformed the tourism scene of a small city in Quebec. Chris Jensen's 6/29/17 article for InDepthNH.org profiles the project and its impact, mentions design firm Moment Factory and includes comments from TEA Thea Committee Chair Adam Bezark of The Bezark Company.

Nolan Bushnell of Modal VR is interviewed at the 2017 TEA Summit
by Robert Coker and Douglas Barnes of the
Season Pass Podcast

Nolan Bushnell at the TEA Summit

The Season Pass Podcast has had an interview table set up at the annual TEA Summit conference for the past few years, where they record conversations with Summit speakers and TEA leaders.

The first podcast released on the 2017 TEA Summit is TSPP #347, in which Douglas Barnes and Robert Coker interviewed Nolan Bushnell, Co-Founder/Chairman of Modal VR. Bushnell rose to success and fame as the founder and creator of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese. (Recorded April 20, 2017.) 


Thomas Megna,
TEA Asia Pacific Division

Thomas Megna on tourism development in China

TEA Asia Pacific Division president Thomas Megna was tapped for his expert opinion and quoted in this Caixin Global article by Coco Feng, published May 27, 2017, concerning a Titanic replica attraction under development in Daying, China and its projected effect on regional tourism. TEA/AECOM Theme Index partner AECOM is also a reference in the story. This is an interesting look at the still-emerging Asian leisure markets. 



Posted by Judy Rubin



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