State of the Industry Survey


The Third Annual State of the Industry Survey is live!


For this third annual edition, Adventure Park Insider and ACCT are customizing the questionnaire to better address the different sectors of the industry–aerial parks, zip lines and tours, experiential and educational programs, college programs and kids camps among them. The changes will make the survey easier and less time-consuming to complete. The results will be released at a session at the upcoming annual ACCT conference in Denver, Co, Feb. 7-10, 2019 and in the Winter edition of Adventure Park Insider.

ACCT and Adventure Park Insider strongly encourage operators to participate in this industry-wide effort, as greater participation will increase the value and precision of the data and a clearer overview of the entire industry.

“ACCT is excited to partner with Adventure Park Insider on the industry survey, and we’re hoping to significantly increase participation via outreach to our membership,” says Shawn Tierney, executive director of ACCT. “Good data and the insights that come from it are vital to understanding our evolving industry, so this year please take a moment to fill out the survey – and then sit back and reap the benefits of greater knowledge once the results are in!”

“’If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it”. It’s an old adage that applies to our constantly changing and evolving business. Operators have to manage for improvement and to do so they need to measure to see what is getting better and what isn’t. This survey creates a great benchmark for operators to evaluate their progress,” said Adventure Park Insider’s publisher, Olivia Rowan.

Any answers provided will be held in the strictest confidence and the final report will feature aggregated data that does not allow for individual identification.

We ask that you be a part of the industry-wide effort! If you have any questions regarding the survey or final report, please email


Here are a few articles to help you get prepared to take the survey:


About Author

Sarah Borodaeff is the digital editor and project manager for Adventure Park Insider magazine. A professional ski bum and former zip guide, Sarah enjoys any excuse to talk about outdoor adventures.

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