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  • The Official Travel Guide of the Maldives

    RFP:Organizing a press familiarization trip to Maldives from South Korea (Date Extended)

    The Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC) is seeking the services of a professional Public Relations representative to organise a “Press Familiarisation Trip” from South Korea.

    1. The Objective:

    Is to generate current destination information via opinion leaders by means of exclusive reportage and to maintain close contact with key media and travel trade and at the same time increase arrivals from South Korea.

    2. Guidelines

    The group should consist of 5 - 6 journalists and 1 PR representative 

    The proposal should consist of the expected coverage from the participating journalist / magazine / media and its circulation/readership details.

    The proposal should also state the amount of the coverage the resort would receive from each journalist / magazine / media in terms of number of guaranteed coverage to the Resorts.

    The PR representative should negotiate with the airline to get complimentary or discounted return tickets

    PR should submit relevant “Themes” for the FAM trip depending on the current source market trends and need.

    Draft and distribute an invitation of the familiarization trip with prior approval from MMPRC

    The PR representative will work with the MMPRC to develop and confirm a final itinerary for the trip.

    Full board accommodation, internal transfers and bed tax will be covered by MMPRC. All extras will have to be borne by the journalists.

    Coverage / Press Cutting to be submitted to MMPRC electronically along with the translation  

    Proposed period: 5 days to 1 week between the period from 1st to 5th August 2014

    3. Evaluation Criteria

    Marks will be allocated as follows in selecting a PR to organize the FAM trip.

    Details Marks

    Management / Organizing Fee 60

    Company Profile 10

    Proposed  Media & Coverage 15

    Past Experience 5

    Complimentary / Discounted Tickets 10

    4. Proposal submission

    The Proposal should consist of the following:

    - Company Profile

    - Details on similar work undertaken

    - The list of the expected journalists/magazines/media with details on the circulation / readership and the expected amount of guaranteed coverage

    - Cost break down

    Interested parties must submit the proposal in accordance with the above guidelines to MMPRC (ib@visitmaldives.com / procurement@visitmaldives.com / reesha@visitmaldives.com) latest by 1500hrs on 30th June 2014. If you need any additional information please feel free to contact at the above email.

    Kind regards,

    Ibrahim Asim* (IB)

    (*Electronic Mail sent without signature)


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