California tourism puts RFP for PR account out there

Steve’s breakdown: Agencies must file a non-binding notice of intent to bid by Jan. 31 with proposals due Feb. 28. The account is worth $300K/year which also includes Canada. The RFP can be downloaded here =>RFP.

SACRAMENTO, CA: California is reviewing its six-figure tourism PR account with an RFP process open through the end of February.

The Golden State, which has worked with Development Counsellors International, Edelman and Allison + Partners in recent years, runs tourism marketing through the California Travel and Tourism Commission, known as Visit California. The expected PR pact will target U.S. and Canadian travelers.

California claims to be the number one travel destination in the U.S. locking up $95.1B in travel and tourism spending annually.

The RFP was released Jan. 10.

Budget is capped at $300K/year for a year-long contract and the tourism entity wants PR pitches in that range, as well as under a modified budget of $200K. Three option years are to be included in the contract.

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