Visit Lake Charles, the official destination marketing organization for Southwest Louisiana, announces the launch of its Resident Sentiment Survey. This survey aims to gather valuable insights from the local community to better understand how residents perceive tourism and its impact on the region. 

The Resident Sentiment Survey, scheduled to start on February 20 and close on March 5, is part of Visit Lake Charles' ongoing efforts to engage with residents and foster a collaborative approach to destination management. By understanding the community's perspectives on tourism development, economic impact, environmental concerns, and quality of life, Visit Lake Charles seeks to ensure that tourism benefits both residents and the local economy. 

"As a destination, it's crucial for us to have a clear understanding of how our community views tourism," said Kyle Edmiston, President/CEO at Visit Lake Charles. "This survey will provide Visit Lake Charles with valuable insights that will help shape our strategies and ensure that tourism development aligns with the needs and values of our residents." 

The survey will cover a range of topics, including economic development, environmental impacts, overtourism, and overall quality of life. Residents are encouraged to participate and share their perspectives to contribute to the future of tourism in Southwest Louisiana. 

The Resident Sentiment Survey can be accessed at starting on February 20. Those who complete the survey will be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card. Visit Lake Charles encourages all residents to take part and share their thoughts to help shape the future of tourism in Southwest Louisiana.