The Washington County Visitors Authority invites qualified members of the media to visit Tualatin Valley on hosted press trips. To apply, please complete the Media Request Form and submit via email to media@wcva(dot)org.
(Form must first be downloaded to Adobe Acrobat)
We consistently receive media trip requests, which are assessed on an individual basis. A letter of assignment and/or direct links to previous work samples may be required. Due to the number of requests, we cannot guarantee assistance will be provided on a complimentary basis.
Guest Policy for Media Visits & FAM Tours*
Individual Media Trips
During an individual media trip, writers are welcome to bring a guest to explore the Tualatin Valley with them. Please note that all travel costs for the guest are the responsibility of the individual. If an additional hotel room is needed for the writer’s guest, then that is also the responsibility of the writer and the guest. The Washington County Visitors Association (WCVA) will not contribute to the travel cost or additional hotel room of a visiting writer’s guest.
While visiting the Tualatin Valley, the WCVA may contribute to the food and activity costs of a writer and his/her guest, including meals, wine tastings, etc. Special activities—such as zip line tours or an iFLY experience—will only be covered for the visiting media. If the guest would like to join in the activity, then they will need to pay for his/her own costs.
If a writer’s guest is a member of the media, as well, or is involved with the writer’s work—contributing to their website, photography, etc.—then please let the WCVA know. The organization will review these situations on a case-by-case basis to see if we may accommodate the guests travel costs for the trip.
Group FAM Tours
The Washington County Visitors Association will do its best to accommodate individual requests during group fam tours. However, due to the nature of group tours, it may not be possible make changes to the itinerary to accommodate a guest. Additionally, the guest is responsible for any arrangements and/or charges resulting from individual side trips or deviation from the official itinerary (including flight changes, early arrivals and late departures).
The WCVA cannot accommodate additional guests beyond invited media for group FAM tours. As these tours are tightly orchestrated and organized with limited space, there is unfortunately not room for spouses, family members or friends to be included in transportation, meals or other activities.
*This policy is subject to change without notice.
WCVA Media Contacts
Sylke Neal-Finnegan, APR | VP of Marketing & Communications
503-644-5555 | sylke@wcva(dot)org
Jackie Hagan | Marketing & Communications Manager
503-644-5555 | jackie@wcva(dot)org