Requests for Proposals

Iowa Economic Development Authority

Statewide RFP for a Meeting & Event Marketing Incentive Program Vendor

This RFP is issued for the Iowa Economic Development Authority's Iowa Tourism Office to seek proposals from bidders to develop, implement and administer a Meeting & Event Marketing Incentive Program, designed to stimulate business travel, sports, meetings, conventions, conferences and group travel in Iowa. The program should leverage public and private partnerships and be an effective marketing and sales tool for Iowa entities to attract groups, sporting events, meetings, conventions, etc. to the state. The pandemic has inordinately impacted the meeting, convention, event and sports tourism market. Nationally, Q4 2021 group bookings remain 26% below 2019 levels and are expected to remain suppressed throughout 2022 (U.S. Travel Association). Therefore, this program should directly address the challenges of slow-to-return business travel and mid-week slumps at lodging facilities.

Download the full RFP here: Request for a Meeting & Event Marketing Incentive Program Vendor.

If you have questions regarding this request, please contact Questions are due January 12, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. CST, and applications are due at 4:00 p.m. January 31, 2022.

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If you have specific questions about a request, please contact the staff person listed within the full RFP.