Ministry conducts Carnival Impact Assessment

The Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries in joint partnership with the Central Statistics Office (CSO) will be conducting a series of surveys during carnival 2013 commencing Saturday, June 22 to Saturday, July 20 both dates inclusive.

Carnival has gained prominence and acceptance over the years as one of the most sought after events on Saint Lucia’s social calendar and as such, key stakeholders have for some time expressed concern as to the economic contribution of the art form to Saint Lucia’s economy. The survey will be conducted at all major carnival events as well as fringe events during the aforementioned period in order to capture key data on both the demand – pull to visitors generated by the various activities as well as the documented contribution that carnival provides to the economy. Further, the information gathered will help to chart a more productive experience for all.

In order to efficiently and effectively determine the true measure of the festival’s impact on the local economy and to improve the quality of future events, the Ministry of Tourism solicits the co-operation of patrons both directly and indirectly involved in the
various activities and requests that full support be given to the enumerators from the Central Statistics Department, who will be conducting the survey.

For more information on the Carnival Impact Assessment Survey, please contact Samantha Charles (Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries) at telephone number(s) 468-4617/ 285-0475 or Richard Harris (Statistics Department) at 452-3716 ext 225.

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