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Who is the media contact at Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge?
For more information, please contact Taylor Spellman, Director of Public Relations (540) 342-6025 (Ext. 122) or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge assist journalists with story ideas, research, or relevant site visit information?
Yes, the Public Relations & Tourism Department wants you to have the most up-to-date and accurate information possible about our area. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Can Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge plan an itinerary for a media visit to Virginia's Blue Ridge?
Yes, please provide tear sheets of previous media coverage and details regarding your assignment. This will allow us to better prepare for planning your visit.
Please contact us and we will work with our partners around the region to provide an informative, enjoyable, and productive visit.
Does Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge provide transportation?
We cannot provide rental cars to individual journalists. However, based on circumstances, Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge will make every effort to assist with transportation whenever possible.
To request transportation arrangements in conjunction with a media visit and itinerary, please contact us.
How much notice does Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge request from a journalist coming to Virginia's Blue Ridge on assignment?
The Public Relations & Tourism Department requests two weeks notice. However, we encourage you to notify us of your visit as soon as possible in order to prepare accordingly.
Where can media access images of Virginia's Blue Ridge?
If you would like to use images in your story about Virginia's Blue Ridge, go to this link to review a selection of images. Images are available for travel stories by media, meeting planners, and travel trade professionals.
Photo credit is required to be placed adjacent to any use of our photography. Contact Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge with any special requests.
Is the Virginia's Blue Ridge Media Kit available online?
Yes, you may view and download the press kit online. Click here.
How can I get the latest updates from the Virginia's Blue Ridge Press Room?
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