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Media Request & Contact Us

Let’s get in touch!

True to our organizational name, the Discover Durham PR team is happy to help you ‘discover’ Durham. We know that many of you are eager to visit Durham, and we’re eager to assist with press trips for qualified media members. Interested? Fill out the form below to let us know.

Discover Durham’s PR team hosts group and individual media visits throughout the year. We promise to work to make your trip as productive as possible, and we ask that you provide at least three weeks’ notice prior to your preferred travel dates and as much detail about your assignment as possible. Should your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Press trip assistance is at the discretion of Discover Durham, evaluated based upon a media member’s scope of coverage, outlet reach, story angle, timing, length of stay and other factors.

The team aims to accommodate as many requests as possible, but assistance is not guaranteed. Complimentary or discounted accommodations, meals and activities are handled on an individual basis. If complimentary accommodations are not available, Discover Durham will work to secure media rates or other discounts. Complimentary meals and gift cards exclude gratuity and might not cover the entire bill. Discover Durham is not responsible for any outstanding balance.

The team’s top priority is to assist working media — and is not always able to accommodate spouses, children, and additional people in a travel party. Media members on assignment or offering guaranteed coverage will be prioritized when considering the level and extent of the PR team’s assistance. Bloggers or influencers must be active on social media and committed to posting during a hosted trip. Media members who are qualified will be expected to provide the PR team with an update on story placement or coverage within three weeks following the press trip.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Margaret Pentrack
Director of Content & PR

Veda Gilbert
PR Specialist

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