Media Site Visit Request

Visit Jacksonville hosts qualified writers and social media macro influencers on assignment year round

When requesting assistance from Visit Jacksonville, please fill out the form below and include all requested information. If you have questions please contact Andrea Mestdagh at amestdagh@visitjacksonville.com. Visit Jacksonville requires at least four weeks to plan your visit.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Visit Jacksonville is available to assist with the following, on a case-by-case basis:

Accommodations: Complimentary rooms for travel journalists/social media content creators on assignment may be provided at the discretion of Visit Jacksonville and based on outlet's reach, story angle and number of followers/reach. We kindly ask that journalists plan their media visits only during business hours (Monday-Friday). Complimentary weekend stays may be granted at the discretion of individual properties and are not guaranteed. If the travel journalist is not on assignment, it is up to the individual property to decide if accommodations will be complimentary or at a reduced media rate. Accommodations are subject to availability. During the summer months complimentary beach hotel stays are not available.

Complimentary attraction passes
: Visit Jacksonville will offer complimentary attraction passes or arrange complimentary visits to attractions for vetted travel journalists/social media content creators.

Meals: Visit Jacksonville staff will host one lunch and/or one dinner during visit based on availability. All other meals are the responsibility of the journalist.

Transportation: Economy car rental and taxi reimbursement as well as airfare coverage will be evaluated on an individual basis. Visit Jacksonville will not cover airfare for journalists/social media content creators not on assignment for a major publication/media outlet, or for family and/or friends of journalists.

Itinerary creation: Visit Jacksonville knows the best spots to include in your story. We will gladly create an itinerary for your visit.

MINIMUM COVERAGE EXPECTATIONS; EXACT EXPECTATIONS VARY

  • All visiting journalists/social media content creators are expected to promote the destination throughout their social media channels during their visit. This includes at least 2 Facebook/Instagram posts and live stories on Instagram/Facebook of every visited attraction/restaurant (5 minimum). Jacksonville’s hashtag is #OnlyInJax and you can tag @Visit_Jax in all posts.
  • The destination and participating partners expect to be featured in at least one article/post generated from the visit (print, online or blog post).
  • Journalists/social media content creators will provide links to Visit Jacksonville with the resulting coverage.

Due to the growing demand for media visits, the Visit Jacksonville communications team requires at least a 4-week notice (before the date of arrival) to plan visiting media’s itinerary and accommodations. Requests made after that deadline will only be reviewed at the discretion of Visit Jacksonville.

*Costs incurred by others, such as family members and/or friends, traveling with journalist/social media content creator will not be covered by Visit Jacksonville.

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