Hi, I'm measuring the economic impact of a wine festival. We did a survey to obtain the out-of-town visitor average spending in each category including food & beverage, lodging, retail, entertainment, transportation, and gasoline (I saw sometimes gasoline is put in the gasoline product sector instead of retail-gasoline. This region doesn't have refinery, would retail-gasoline a better sector to put in?).
We also obtained the data from the festival organizer - the local wine association, on their income and spending on host the festival. Income includes admission tickets, extra tasting tickets, winery booth, vendor booth, and sponsors, and expenses include rent, legal, permit, security, winery payout (for tasting tickets), entertainment, etc. My question is, do we put in the organizer's expense in the model under relevant category (I assume the expense wouldn't have been expended if there were no festival, so although it's local money it's retained impact. Correct me if I'm wrong)? If so do we omit the admission tickets from the visitor spending (I saw similar analysis put this part in entertainment) to avoid double counting? What should I do with the booth fee paid to them? Wineries are from both local and other regions. Do I calculate the booth fee paid by out-of-town wineries? What sector is booth fee fall into?