Explore Minnesota recently posted a request for proposals to develop and conduct a Traveler Profile of leisure visitors to Minnesota. The goal of this project is to help guide EMT's marketing strategies and improve the overall effectiveness of the agency's programs to attract more travelers to the state. Please share this information with any vendors you think may have interest.
Vendors must be registered with the state of Minnesota and use their SWIFT vendor number to view RFP details and submit a proposal, via the Swift supplier portal . The Event Name is "EMT RFP PT Traveler Profile Research" and the Event ID is B2001-2000009233. Vendors not already registered with the State of Minnesota should visit the SWIFT vendor resources page at SWIFT vendor resources page to register and obtain a vendor number, and may call for assistance at 651-201-8100. Any questions regarding the request for proposal must be emailed directly to Explore Minnesota at email@example.com. Questions and answers will be posted in SWIFT as an Addendum to this Request for Proposals on or after March 5, 2019. The deadline for submitting proposals is 2 p.m. on March 11, 2019.
Statewide profile of U.S. travelers in Minnesota, including trip characteristics and demographic profiles of overnight and day travelers. The report was produced by Longwoods International as part of its proprietary, online survey-based Travel USA program.
This report provides annual counts of international arrivals at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, based on their country of origin and world region. It is solely based on passenger itineraries and does not designate passenger nationality.
New starting with the 2017 report, passenger volume is broken down into the following categories:
o Origin (more likely to be visitors to the U.S.)
o Destination (more likely to be U.S. residents)
o Other (insufficient information to categorize as origin or destination).
While statistics reflect itinerary origins, they provide no indication of passenger nationality or residency. Also, U.S. residents returning from international travels are not differentiated from residents of other countries arriving for a visit to the United States.
As an example, a passenger may have started in South Africa, flew to India, then France and on to MSP. Previous to 2017, reports provided no indication about whether the passenger was more likely to be an international visitor to the U.S. versus a U.S. resident returning from South Africa. However, starting in 2017, origin versus destination categorization provides that indication, as long as the point of origin was discernible from a single (i.e., round trip) itinerary.