HONOLULU--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for tourism destination representation services in Korea. The HTA welcomes submittals from qualified organizations that have proven experience in destination management and representation services in the Korea market.
The HTA will select the offer determined most advantageous to Hawaii’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 RFP.
The new contract under the RFP will replace the current contract that ends on Dec. 31, 2014. The HTA plans to award the new contract in August 2014, which will run for two years from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2016, followed by as many as three one-year options that may be exercised at HTA’s sole discretion.
The RFP is available from Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at the HTA office (first level of the Hawaii Convention Center at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815), during normal business hours (7:45a.m.– 4:30p.m.) or may be downloaded online at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org. The HTA will not accept any mail requests for the RFPs.
Written submittals are due no later than Thursday, July 3, 2014 at 4:30 p.m., HAST (Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time) and in the manner described in 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 Hawaii Tourism Authority, the state’s tourism agency, is responsible for strategically managing tourism to optimize benefits for Hawaii 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).