Press Trips

Thank you for your interest in the Asheville area.

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Planning a research trip? The Explore Asheville PR Team works to assist journalists by connecting working press to points of interest, attractions, local contacts and accommodations that will be covered in articles, posts, books or broadcasts.

We appreciate your understanding of our process. Explore Asheville receives numerous requests each month. In order to accommodate your editorial needs, kindly help us in complying with the following guidelines:

  • We request a minimum of three weeks’ notice for a press visit once we have received all your credentialing information.
  • Email your request, including the name of the outlet(s) you are working for, audience statistics and insight, the dates you will be traveling and any other relevant details (number in travel party, story angle, etc.) to
  • If possible, forward a letter of assignment from the media outlet you are representing.
  • Please forward documentation of recent examples of travel or travel-related feature coverage.
  • Notify Explore Asheville of any change in plans immediately.
  • Forward your published feature or broadcast clip, as well as air dates, upon completion.

Please note that complimentary arrangements are provided at the discretion of the host businesses and Explore Asheville and are subject to availability. Black-out periods may be experienced throughout the year that may necessitate a press rate, especially at hotels. 

Again, thank you for your interest in Asheville, North Carolina. We look forward to assisting you in your travel research, and are more than happy to help you brainstorm ways to explore our mountain destination.