The true value of St Lucia’s Carnival will be measured in the next few weeks as the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries conducts a carnival impact assessment survey from June 22- July 20, 2013.
A press release states that the assessment is being done in part with the Central Statistics Office and will capture key data on both local and visitor demand generated by fringe and main events, as well as documentation on carnival’s contribution to the economy.
The series of surveys have come in response to a demand by stakeholders for information on the impact of the art form on the nation’s economy.
“The survey will be conducted in all major and fringe events within the next few weeks. 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,” the press release said.