Stock b-roll featuring Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama is available for editorial
use by broadcast media. This hi-def b-roll is obtainable in either beta tape or
a set of DVDs. Download the video use contract
and email the completed copy to Kim Chapman at
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) is happy to assist journalists writing
about Alabama’s Gulf Coast by offering fact checking services. Email the manuscript
. Also, please
specify your deadline.
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) has approximately 30 hi-res images
available for editorial purposes at
. Photos are to be used solely for non-commercial purposes
in promoting the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach area as a visitor and convention destination.
All advertising, commercial and individual use is prohibited. To request access
to the online photo gallery, go to gallery
Local Media List
The CVB has a basic list of local media outlets. This list is not comprehensive
and is available by contacting Kim Chapman at 251-974-4525 or
Media Contacts Throughout
The CVB can assist working media identify potential interview subjects by providing
the appropriate media contacts at various local accommodations, attractions, restaurants,
etc. To receive assistance, contact Kim Chapman at 251-974-4525 or
Media Hosting Policy
for Group Press Trips
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) contracts with Geiger & Associates
Public Relations to plan and implement two or more group press trips per year. Typically,
a trip is offered each spring and fall. For more information or to inquire about
participating, contact Andrea Bebout with Geiger & Associates at
Media Hosting Policy
for Individual Press Trips
Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism (CVB) coordinates a number of individual
press trips throughout the year for staff travel writers and editors, freelance
travel writers on assignment and members of travel-related TV and radio programs.
Depending on the nature of the assignment, the CVB can assist with accommodations,
suggested itineraries and more. Please note that discounted or complimentary arrangements
are provided at the discretion of the host businesses and are subject to availability
and interest of each facility.
Our peak summer season is Memorial Day to Labor Day, and we generally cannot provide
complimentary or discounted accommodations, meals, or attraction admission during this time.
However, we can schedule interviews and photography sessions in addition to supplying
Please understand that our primary concern is assisting members of the working media.
Host locations will not be asked to accommodate spouses, children and visitors
accompanying working journalists. CVB policy prohibits the hosting of journalists
if the primary purpose of the trip is leisure or holiday travel for that individual
with family and/or friends.
The CVB will consider paying for travel expenses and rental car if you have secured an assignment.
To help us help you, please complete the following steps:
- Contact the CVB with as much lead time as possible. The earlier that you contact
us, the more we may be able to assist you. To best assist you, we kindly request
two business weeks notice.
- Complete the media assistance request.
- Email a letter of assignment to email@example.com.
- Send samples of previously published stories to
To remain on our preferred media list, please forward an original copy of your print
or online published feature, CD, DVD or VHS tape, as well as air dates, as soon
as possible after the feature runs.
Again, thank you for your interest in our 32 miles of sugar white sand. We look
forward to welcoming you to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
Special Note for Bloggers
Bloggers must represent a quality website and/or blog devoted to travel, food, or
outdoor recreation with a healthy readership demonstrated by either a large audience
or small but highly engaged audience. Please provide third party documentation of
web traffic data (such as Google Analytics) in addition to the previously mentioned
clips. Bloggers must also be active on social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular,
and be committed to tweeting and posting during the trip. Finally, bloggers are
reminded of the FCC rules governing endorsements and testimonials and must inform
the CVB of how the disclosure will be displayed.
Travel media may stay up-to-date on the latest happenings and upcoming events with
the e-Scoop newsletter that is delivered quarterly to your inbox. Receive information
on Alabama Beaches, including story ideas. To sign up, go to
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Statistics on Tourism
The CVB maintains an intensive online compilation of statistics on the destination