Before any assistance is given, all writers, free-lance and assigned, must provide the SMPTC with:
Name of journalist/photographer
Telephone number/fax number
Brief biographical sketch
Tear sheets of works not more than 2 years old
Two editorial references (name, publications, telephone number)
The writer must provide the following information:
Name of targeted publication(s)
Arrival date, length of visit, departure date
Types of activities of special interest
Focus of story
The SMPTC will assist in obtaining rooms and entrance fees to attractions for writers with commissioned work. It is up to the individual property to decide if services will be complimentary or at a reduced rate.
Costs incurred by family members/friends traveling with a travel writer will be paid for by the writer.
Writers must give the SMPTC at least two weeks notice before their arrival.