Letter from the Editors — Winter 2018

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It’s Show Time

We hope you enjoy your Winter 2018 issue of Adventure Park Insider. One of our goals with this issue is to deliver ideas and information prior to the 28th annual ACCT International Conference and Expo, so you can arrive informed and ready to do business and engage in productive dialogue with your colleagues.

Speaking of which, if you don’t have the conference on your calendar, it’s not too late, especially since ACCT is offering the program a la carte this year. That makes it easy to drop in and dive deep into the parts that are most useful to you and your team. With 110 workshops, 100 exhibitors, pre- and post-conference workshops, certification and training courses, awards ceremony and ACCT Olympics—phew, there’s a lot to choose from. Mark your calendar for Feb. 1- 4, Fort Worth, Texas. www.acctconference.com.

While you’re at it, be sure to mark Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. on your calendar so you remember to attend the workshop that Adventure Park Insider is presenting based on the results of the State of the Industry survey. You can get a taste of the results in our preliminary report from the survey on p. 61. The workshop will dive deeper into the data, and provide insights on how you can use it to make better business decisions.

We’re excited to announce that we will offer the full second edition of the State of the Industry Report free to all of our readers as part of a new, fourth issue of Adventure Park Insider. The timing of this issue will be late winter/early spring. More details to come. Stay tuned.

Another way to keep up with important trends in our industry is to check out “Up for Debate” on p. 64. We gathered a group of industry experts for a roundtable Q&A, similar to the one we did in our premiere issue three years ago. For this one, we included three of the same experts from the original, and asked some of the same questions to see if their opinions have changed. In total, we feature five panelists, who answered all questions with the future in mind.

We look forward to catching up with industry friends and colleagues in Texas. And, we leave you with this homespun advice from the Lone Star State: “Don’t squat on your own spurs!”

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Olivia Rowan, Publisher — olivia@adventureparkinsider.com
Rick Kahl, Editor — rick@adventureparkinsider.com
Dave Meeker, Senior Editor — dave@adventureparkinsider.com
Sarah Borodaeff, Digital Editor –– sarah@adventureparkinsider.com

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