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Thank you for your interest in Lehigh Valley. Discover Lehigh Valley® (DLV) provides assistance to travel journalists on assignment by arranging itineraries and facilitating visits to attractions and other points of interest throughout the region that will be covered in stories, online articles, broadcasts, and radio.

We receive a considerable number of requests from journalists seeking media privileges. As a result, and to most effectively meet your editorial, photographic, and / or broadcast needs, we ask your cooperation in following these media guidelines:

  • All requests must be made and all credentials received a minimum of three business weeks in advance. This allows us to pursue suitable lodging, based on availability, and make other arrangements to enhance your visit.
  • Travel press should provide a letter of assignment on letterhead from the media outlet you are representing and two recently published travel articles to kaitie@DiscoverLehighValley.com, along with the completed request form.
  • Online media are asked to submit all of the above along with third party documentation of web traffic. They must be active in social media and committed to tweeting and posting during the trip while utilizing #LiftYourSpiritsDLV online.
  • Discover Lehigh Valley® (DLV) does not pay for hotel accommodations, but where appropriate, can liaise with its lodging partners to try to secure a media rate or in some special occasions, complimentary accommodations. If our partners offer to comp media or offer discounted rates it will be for a maximum of three nights which should be sufficient for most story assignments. Black-out periods may be experienced throughout the year. Since the final decision is made by lodging partners, DLV cannot guarantee pricing. Also, please note that complimentary and discounted accommodations include room rate only, not incidentals such as gratuity, phone charges, Wi-Fi, parking, and room service.
  • Please understand that assistance is provided for members of the working media. Host locations are not always able to accommodate spouses, children, photographers, and visitors accompanying working journalists.
  • Discover Lehigh Valley® cannot provide airfare for your trip, nor can it pay for ground transportation (a list of companies offering rental car media rates can be provided upon request).
  • While complimentary meals can be requested, they are provided at the discretion of the host business. Complimentary meals exclude gratuity and alcohol and will only be for the writer unless the host wishes to extend the invitation to additional guests.
  • DLV will provide destination escorts as needed, in-person interviews with key executives, high-resolution photography and fact checking.
  • Journalists should notify kaitie@DiscoverLehighValley.com immediately of any change in plans.