HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued two Requests for Proposals (RFP) for tourism destination marketing management services in China and Taiwan. The HTA welcomes submittals from qualified organizations that have proven experience in destination management and representation services in the China and Taiwan markets.
The HTA will select the offer determined most advantageous to Hawai‘i’s tourism economy, taking into consideration multiple factors including applicant qualifications, experience, sales and marketing approach and price, in accordance with the evaluation criteria set forth in the RFPs.
The new contracts under the RFPs will replace the current contract that ends on Dec. 31, 2013. The HTA plans to award the new contracts in August 2013, which will run for two years from Jan. 1, 2014 through Dec. 31, 2015, followed by as many as three one-year contract renewal options that may be exercised at HTA’s sole discretion.
Written submittals are due no later than Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:30 p.m., HAST (Hawai‘i-Aleutian Standard Time) in the manner described in the RFPs.
The RFPs will be available beginning Monday, May 13, 2013 at the HTA office (Hawai‘i Convention Center, first level at 1801 Kalākaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96815), during business hours (7:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m.) or may be downloaded online at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. The HTA will not accept any mail requests for the RFPs.
Inquiries regarding the RFPs should be directed to the HTA procurement officer, Mr. Doug Murdock, either in person at HTA’s office, by telephone at (808) 973-2255, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Established in 1998, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, is responsible for strategically managing tourism to optimize benefits for Hawai‘i that integrates the interest of visitors, the community and visitor industry. Tourism is our state’s leading economic driver and largest employer and the HTA continually works to ensure its sustainability well into the future. For more information on the HTA, please visit www.hawaiitourismauthority.org, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@HawaiiHTA).
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
Angela Rodriguez, 808-973-2278
Stryker Weiner & Yokota
Lea Okudara, 808-523-8802 or 729-6776 (cell)
Dawn Hirai, 808-523-8802 or 722-9445 (cell)