It is our pleasure to welcome accredited members of the media to cover the 2018 Florida Governor’s Conference on Tourism, taking place September 12-14 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate. Properly credentialed media will receive complimentary press registrations to attend all scheduled sessions, networking functions, activities and events. This includes the Chairman’s Reception and Chairman’s Dinner. Credentialed members of the media will also have access to the Marketplace floor and the media room. Press registration to GC18 does not include transportation, accommodations or incidentals, however, media granted press credentials will be eligible to reserve accommodations at the GC18 rate before August 20. 

Press credentials to cover GC18 will be granted to journalists who are employed by accredited news organizations attending the conference for the purpose of editorial coverage.

Press credentials will be granted to reporters from the following types of news media:

    • Broadcast
    • Magazines
    • Newspapers
    • Online
    • Trade
    • Wire services
    • Accredited freelance writers

Reporters and writers must provide proof of credentials to receive a complimentary press badge to attend the meeting. VISIT FLORIDA reserves the right to grant press privileges to individuals on a case-by-case basis. 

Apply for a press badge

Press Room Access
Members of the media with credentialed press badges will have access to the press room during its hours of operation. Press kits and other information on Florida tourism organizations will be available in the room for pickup. The media room will be open:

Wednesday, September 12     10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 13      8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, September 14      8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Onsite Contacts
Sara Sowerby – Corporate Communications Manager
(o) 850.2053865
(c) 850.354.1852

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