The Costa Maya Festival Committee Members work their butts off for months to come up with the best plan for the annual event. Be it local, national or international talents, the fact is that at least 120 artists perform on the stage annually. It takes months of coordination to bring the entertainers to the island and give to the visitors and residents the best possible show each year. The Costa Maya Festival Committee has to find food, accommodations and arrange for their travelling expenses. In addition most of them are paid to perform on stage. There are a lot of people contributing of their time to see that the festival is successful. The San Pedro Sun for example, gives its support to see that the festival is successful. We do it because we understand that if the Costa Maya festival is successful, so will most businesses on the island. Having more people on the island means more money for the local economy, especially during the current slow tourist season.
But during the course of this week I stopped to ponder on a statement made by Milo Paz, one of the committee members for the Costa Maya Festival. “What if there was no Costa Maya Festival?”
The question was asked because the committee is not getting the support from the community; the same community that is making the big bucks from the Costa Maya publicity. As I understand it, this was the worst year when it came to sponsorship and support from the local business sector. If only all the businesses would understand that if there is no Costa Maya Festival next year, it would mean NO extra business for them in the first week of August.Click here
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