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      Suzanne Bianco,Tourism and Marketing Manager
      Office: 559-334-0141

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      Individual Press Tour Request

      Please supply:

      • Name(s) of journalist and/or photographer
      • Mailing address
      • Telephone number, fax number, e-mail, etc.
      • Brief biographical sketch
      • Two editorial clips
      • Name of targeted publication(s)
      • Arrival date, length of visit, departure date
      • Types of activities or special interest/focus of story/special requests

      The CVB will provide the following services to approved travel writers:

      • Press Pass: The CVB will offer passes for writers and photographers who meet the qualifications as outlined above. Costs incurred by family members and/or friends traveling with a writer will be paid for by the writer.
      • Accommodations: The CVB will provide complimentary rooms for pre-approved writers on assignment. If the writer is not on assignment, it is up to the individual property to decide if services will be complimentary or at a reduced rate. Accommodations are subject to availability.
      • Photographic Images: The CVB will be happy to supply access to a photo library should the writer need pictures to accompany a story.
      • Meals are sometimes provided by the CVB, upon request of the writer.