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Press Kit

Ocala/Marion County Press Kit

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Welcome to your single best story resource, the online press kit of the Ocala/Marion County Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Please be sure to check back often, as we will continuously add new press releases and features. If you need individual assistance in preparing a great feature story or travel article—or simply have a question about planning a storied Florida vacation escape—please contact us today.

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Media Visits

In Ocala/Marion County, we enjoy a positive working relationship with media of all kinds and are happy to host them in our destination whenever we can and as is appropriate. Because we receive a high number of requests from media seeking accommodations, we ask their cooperation with the following guidelines. This will ensure that media and our destination tourists enjoy the best experience possible.

Media Visit Request Form

Guidelines

  • A minimum notice of three weeks is required for any media visit request.
  • Traditional media (including freelance journalists) must provide a Letter of Assignment on letterhead of the publication they are writing for.
  • Online journalists/bloggers must provide third-party traffic data.
  • Freelance journalists and bloggers must provide links to three recent travel-related stories or posts.
  • Upon completion of visit and publishing/posting of story, a copy (via link or DVD) must be sent to Ocala/Marion County VCB.

Please note that the destination cannot provide travel reimbursement. Based on the request and visitor occupancy during the requested dates, the destination will review each request and if able to accommodate it, will determine if a complimentary or media-rate stay and/or attractions fee can be offered. Ocala/Marion County VCB cannot guarantee acceptance of all requests.