Economic Impacts

Economic impact studies for tourism industry sectors:

  • The Economic Impact of Big Valley Jamboree (2010)
    - June 2011 (11 pages)
  • The Big Valley Jamboree is a large country music festival in Camrose, Alberta located southwest of Edmonton. The festival is the largest, most prominent annual gathering of country music artists in the region. Prepared by Econometric Research Limited.

  • The Economic Impact of Snowmobiling in Alberta in 2009
    - May 2011 (14 pages)
  • The popularity of snowmobiling as a recreational activity has increased dramatically over the past three decades in Alberta, providing economic benefits and jobs. Prepared by Econometric Research Limited.

Economic impact tourism studies for various areas of the province:

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

The following documents include guidelines and sample forms and questionnaires. The guidelines are designed to allow organizers of small and medium sized fairs, festivals, and events across North America to produce credible and consistent inputs for estimating their tourism economic impact and/or estimates of on-site spending, with limited assistance from professional consultants. These guidelines are most appropriate for events and festivals with 50,000 or fewer "net" attendees.

Guidelines to Conduct On-Site Spending & Tourism Economic Impact Surveys at Festivals & Events
1A. Guidelines for On-Site Spending at Gated Events - (83 pages)
1B. Guidelines for On-Site Spending at Ungated Events - (173 pages)
1C. Appendices I-IV for On-Site Spending at Gated/Ungated Events - (15 pages)
1D. Appendix V Sample Tally Questions for On-Site Spending at Gated/Ungated Events - (10 pages)
1E. Appendix VI Sample Attendee Questionnaire for Measuring On-Site Spending at Gated/Ungated Events - (2 pages)
2A. Guidelines for Tourism Economic Impact of Gated Events - (93 pages)
2B. Guidelines for Tourism Economic Impact of Ungated Events - (177 pages)
2C. Appendices I-V for Tourism Economic Impact of Gated/Ungated Events - (19 pages)
2D. Appendix VII Sample Attendee Survey Questionnaires for Measuring Tourism Economic Impact of Gated/Ungated Events
- (8 pages)

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Last reviewed/revised: December 9, 2013