The tropical islands of Maldives are known to be gorgeous and beautiful, with lagoons, beaches and gorgeous scenery. And for a lucky public relations professional, they will be paid to write a book about the history of tourism to the gorgeous nation. Yet, those interested need to move quick as the request for proposal says that the RFP must be submitted by July 30TH.
The contracting party is The Maldives Marketing& Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), which is the national tourism office of Maldives responsible for carrying out promotional activities to become the most preferred island destination of the world under the theme of Maldives “the Sunny Side of Life”, whilst adhering to its mission to promote quality and sustainable growth in the local tourism industry to deliver long term economic, social and cultural benefits to the country.
The book is for 2016, and “designed to coincide with the golden jubilee marking the 50th anniversary of Independence of the Maldives.”
More information is available by contacting:
Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation
4th Floor, Velaanaage, Republic of Maldives
Telephone: +960 3323228
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Another, wholly independent opportunity comes via the government of India’s Tourism office who issued this RFP.
Media reports in Indian media have noted that negative publicity about of sexual assaults on foreign tourists could scare away tourists as such. It was said senior tourism ministry officials to the media that, ““India is going through major challenges…in view of the negative publicity related to safety and security of tourists over the past two years. There is a need to focus on image building by stepping up PR activities and engaging more frequently with the media,” said a senior Tourism Ministry official. He continued, “To achieve this, there is a need to counter all such negative media coverage through regular liaison with the media and communications to the key media by way of press briefings, press releases, etc.”
India is looking for a strong public relations company in mainland China. Focus for that assignment is focused on encouraging more tourists from China to visit India – fairly straightforward. The selected agency will have experience – and previous success – in digital media, event planning, media relations and more. There’s no selected budget for the assignment which is being overseen by the Embassy of India, Beijing.
Another opportunity from the Indian Tourism office comes via “Travel Agent’s Know India Seminars”, where a PR firm (or event manager) is sought to “invite the front office staff of Travel Agents, Tour Operators with programmes to India and also with potential to have programmes to India give them an opportunity to know about the products and various developments that have taken place in India, especially the niche markets of Medical Tourism, Rural Tourism, Wellness Tourism, Luxury Trains and the like. Read the full RFP here.
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