Press Trip Guidelines
Thank you for your interest in Atlanta. The Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) assists journalists with travel and convention stories about Atlanta by suggesting attractions, cultural venues and other points of interests.
Note: Please contact the public relations team prior to choosing your travel dates to ensure optimal timing for your visit. To allow sufficient time for partner approval, a minimum of three weeks’ notice is required for all press visits.
ACVB requests that journalists be a credentialed member of the media (see Media Credentialing below). Journalists must submit a letter of assignment and direct links to previous work samples.
To most effectively meet your needs, we ask your cooperation in following these guidelines:
- Complimentary arrangements are provided at the discretion of the host businesses and are subject to availability. Blackout periods may necessitate a press rate, especially at hotels.
- ACVB is unable to provide airfare or ground transportation. However, MARTA, Atlanta’s mass transit system, is convenient and inexpensive.
- Meals are not provided during your stay, unless you are a food writer or host of a food show. If you would like to contact an individual restaurant, please refer to our “Where to Eat” section on the homepage.
- Our primary goal is assisting working press. Accommodating spouses, children and visitors accompanying working press is at the discretion of ACVB partners.
- Media Credentialing
Documentation, assignment letters, clippings and other materials may be submitted to Travis Currie.
- Staff Travel Journalists
Travel journalists and editors working as paid staff at magazines, newspapers, travel radio/TV programs, guidebook companies and online media outlets should submit:
- A business card (an email signature line, if it includes title and the name of the media outlet, is fine);
- The assigning editor/supervisor’s contact information.
Broadcast (TV and radio) journalists must be affiliated with a travel radio program or travel-focused television show and have the following:
- A written letter/email of assignment stating that they have been assigned to produce a specific travel segment for said travel radio program or travel-focused television show.
- Freelance Travel Journalists
Freelance travel journalists should submit:
- A written letter/email of assignment;
- The contact information of the assigning editor.
Freelance journalists without a specific assignment may submit five travel articles published within the past 12 months in mainstream travel publications that carry the journalist’s byline. Submitted clips must be bylined and dated.
Freelance radio/TV journalists must have the following:
- A written letter/email of assignment from a travel radio station or travel-focused television show stating that they have been assigned to produce a specific travel segment for said travel radio program or travel-focused television show.
- Independent Bloggers
Blogs should be well-established travel blogs that are regularly updated and have a broad subscriber base. ACVB will determine approval based on respective blog’s focus, reach, content and style. Independent travel bloggers should submit:
- A link to the blog;
- The blog’s current Google PageRank (or Alexa ranking);
- Number of subscribers/unique visitors per month.
- Photojournalists: Please follow the above guidelines for staff and freelance journalists.
After Your Trip
ACVB asks that you please forward an original copy of coverage resulting from your trip to Atlanta.
Magazines, newspapers, travel radio/television programs and guidebook companies can mail original articles to:
ACVB Public Relations Department
c/o Travis Currie
233 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Direct links to online articles, TV or radio clips and blogs can be emailed to Travis Currie.