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Request for Proposals (RFP)


For information for RFP No. 15-05, Request for Proposals for the Domestic In-Flight Visitors' Basic Characteristics Survey for Calendar Years 2015-2018, click here.


For information for RFP No. 15-04, Request for Proposals for the Printing, Storage and Delivery of In-Flight Forms for Calendar Years 2015-2017, click here.


 For information for RFP No. 15-01, Request for Proposals to Organize, Facilitate, and Promote Mahina Mele: Celebration of Hawaiian Music, click here.


For information for Product Enrichment and Signature Events Programs, see below.

HTA Product Enrichment Program

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, together with its partners, the City and County of Honolulu, counties of Hawaii, Maui and Kauai, and the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), are soliciting proposals for its Brand Experience programs including:


  • Product Enrichment Programs (PEP)
    • County Product Enrichment (CPEP)
    • Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)
    • Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)
  • Signature Events

For more information on the PEP and Signature Events programs, click here




1) County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP)  

In partnership with the Counties of Kauai, Maui and Hawaii, and the City & County of Honolulu, proposals are being solicited  for the HTA's 2015 County Product Enrichment Program (CPEP). The intent of the CPEP is to diversify and enrich Hawaii's tourism product by developing new and enhancing community-based events, experiences, and projects related to the niches of agriculture, culture, education, nature, health & wellness, sports, and technology.

Contact information and RFP link for each county is provided below:

1. City & County of Honolulu 
John Chang
(808) 768-3893
Click here for City & County of Honolulu CPEP RFP link or click here for the PDF document.

2. County of Hawaii
Laverne Omori
(808) 961-8366
Click here for County of Hawaii CPEP RFP link or click here for the PDF document.

3. County of Kauai
Nalani Brun
(808) 241-4952
Click here for County of Kauai CPEP RFP link or click here for the PDF document.

4. County of Maui
Cheryl Sterling
(808) 270-7710 or (808) 270-7997
Click here for County of Maui CPEP RFP link or click here for the PDF document

2)  Community-Based Natural Resources Program (NRP)

In partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), proposals are being solicited  for the HTA's 2015 Community-Based Natural Resources Program. The purpose of NRP is to support projects which help to improve the visitor experience and resident enjoyment of Hawaii’s natural resources while also ensuring that these resources are protected, respected, and perpetuated. Applications are accepted online for this program.

Click here for direct link to the Natural Resources program  

3)  Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program (LHCP)  

In partnership with the Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF), proposals are being solicited  for the HTA's 2015 Kukulu Ola - Living Hawaiian Culture Program. The LHCP supports programs that help to honor and preserve the Hawaiian Culture for the long term. Applications are accepted online for this program.

Click here for direct link to the Living Hawaiian Culture Program


Information on LHCP and NRP programs the Hawaiian Culture and Natural Resources grant programs, including the RFPs, are available at Hawaii Community Foundation's website.  Applications may only be submitted through HCF's online system. If you are a new user, click "New User Registration;" the registration process may take up to 2 days so please register early.  Click here for HCF's website


Questions regarding these RFP's:

Hawaii Community Foudnation
Larissa Kick

(808) 566-5565 



The HTA seeks to align its brand with events that stimulate demand from key and emerging major market areas and bring significant exposure and economic impact to the destination. The HTA supports signature events that are of world-class Signature events are strategically positioned during normally soft or "valley" periods to attract visitors to travel during these times of the year. 

The program is administered by the HTA and will be soliciting proposals in 2014 for events to take place calendar year 2016. Proposals are to be submitted to the HTA offices at 1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.  

Click here for the RFP for the Signature Events program 

Click here for the Interest form in Word


Questions regarding this RFP:

Hawaii Tourism Authority
Ronald D. Rodriguez

(808) 973-2251

Informational Sessions for all Brand Experience RFPs including Product Enrichment RFPs (CPEP, NRP, LHCP) as well as the Signature Events RFP.
Informational sessions will be held to provide individuals and organizations with further information on RFP application and award process for each program.  

Tuesday, Aug. 5 / 3:30-6 p.m.

Lihue Civic Center, Piikoi Building Meeting Rooms A & B
4444 Rice Street, Lihue

Wednesday, Aug. 6 / 2-4:30 p.m.

UH Maui College, Kalama Room 103
310 W. Kaahumanu Ave, Kahului

Wednesday, August 13 / 9-11:30 a.m.  (Updated)

Hawaii Convention Center, Emalani Theater
1801 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu

Thursday, Aug. 14/ 8:30-11:00 a.m. (Updated)

Training Room
County of Hawaii, Office of Aging
105 Kinoole Street, Suite 101, Hilo

Thursday, Aug.14/ 2-4:30 p.m. (Updated)

Community Meeting Hale, West Hawaii Civic Center
75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Kailua-Kona

Monday, August 18 (Updated)

Place and time to be confirmed
RSVP to Joe Duax at or call 1-888-731-3863 (toll-free)

Thursday, Aug.14/ 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Kulana Oiwi Complex, Conference Room
600 Mauna Loa Highway, Kaunakakai
RSVP to Joe Duax at or call 1-888-731-3863 (toll-free)



 For information for RFP No. 14-12, Request for Proposals for International Social Media Services, click here.

For information for RFP No. 14-08, Request for Proposals for Hawaii Tourism Destination Representation Services in the Korea Market, click here.



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Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Phone: (808) 973-2255
Fax: (808) 973-2253

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