• HTA Issues Request for Proposals for Writers of Oahu and Maui Nui Destination Management Action Plan

    July 31, 2020
    For Immediate Release
    HTA Release (20-125)
    HTA Issues Request for Proposals for Writers of Oahu and Maui Nui
    Destination Management Action Plans
    HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has issued two requests for proposals (RFPs) for writers – one for the Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) for Oahu (RFP No. 21-07) and the other for Maui Nui, comprising the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokai (RFP
    No. 21-08).
    In working to rebuild Hawaii’s tourism industry in a sustainable manner that aims to improve the quality of life for residents statewide, HTA wants to continue to have the community involved in the process. The plans for Oahu and Maui Nui will be a collaborative effort by members of the respective counties, the visitor industry, other sectors, and the community.
    The goal is to create DMAPs that are in alignment with HTA’s four supporting pillars: community, Hawaiian culture, natural resources and branding. According to HTA’s Strategic Plan for 2020-2025, HTA has increased its focus on destination management.
    The DMAPs will include actionable items, timelines and measures of success. The writers would attend a series of virtual meetings between August and December 2020, and would compile the suggestions from the public and decisions made by the steering committees to draft the plans.
    For more information and to submit an application, download the RFPs at: www.hawaiitourismauthority.org/rfps/. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, July 27, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. HST.
    If you have questions about the RFPs, contact HTA Procurement Officer Ronald Rodriguez at contracting@gohta.net or (808) 973-2251.
    About the Hawaii Tourism Authority
    The Hawaii Tourism Authority is the State of Hawaii agency responsible for strategically managing its support of the tourism industry. Established in 1998 to support Hawaii’s leading industry and largest employer, HTA continually strives to help ensure tourism’s sustainability and the benefits it brings to residents and communities statewide. Follow updates about HTA on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter (@HawaiiHTA).
    For more information, contact:
    Marisa Yamane
    Director of Communications & PR
    Hawaii Tourism Authority
    Erin Khan
    Vice President – Travel and Tourism
    Anthology Marketing Group
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