Photo: Emily Metcalf
Photo: Emily Metcalf

REPORT FROM THE HTA – The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has released a request for information (RFI) from qualified entities that are interested in participating in the upcoming procurement for destination marketing management services for the China and Taiwan markets.

The RFI is for market research purposes only in preparation for a future procurement solicitation. The information obtained from the respondents will be used to develop a list of interested sources. No evaluation of participating respondents will occur and participation in the RFI is not a promise of future business with the HTA. Failure to participate in the RFI will not bar anyone from competing in future solicitations. No contract will be awarded directly from the RFI. If a subsequent procurement solicitation is released, the projected date for release is May 2013.

The RFI may be downloaded at www.hawaiitourismauthority.org (click on the link to “Request for Proposals”) on April 12, 2013. Respondents are encouraged to review information on the HTA website for additional background. Responses to the RFI must be submitted no later than May 1, 2013. The official dates and times will be provided in the RFI, which may be amended as necessary.

Inquiries should be directed to the Tourism Brand Manager, Ms. Jadie Goo, at HTA’s office in person, by telephone (+1-808-973-2255), or via email (jgoo@hawaiitourismauthority.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).

 

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