VETTING CRITERIA FOR MEDIA

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau is always eager to host press for travel stories. Because of the high volume of requests received, minimum criteria for providing assistance was established. We do review each request and will make exceptions in some cases. For those looking to book a press trip please review the information below and send us your information using this form

The Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau will arrange lodging, guided tour, meals, admission to attractions, etc. for media meeting the following criteria:
  • Staff writer or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation of at least 100,000.
  • Online outlet has at least 30,000 unique visitors per month.
  • Influencer has at least 10,000 Twitter followers or 20,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment but with a solid history of producing travel stories for quality media.

 

The CVB will arrange lodging and provide a press pass for:
  • Staff writer or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation between 50,000 and 100,000.
  • Online outlet has at least 30,000 unique visitors per month
  • Influencer has at least 8,000 Twitter followers or 10,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment who can provide at least five clips from quality media outlets.

 

The CVB will provide a press pass for:
  • Staff writer or freelance writer on assignment for a publication with circulation less than 50,000.
  • Online outlet has at least 20,000 unique visitors per month
  • Influencer has at least 5,000 Twitter followers or 5,000 Instagram followers.
  • Freelance writer not on assignment who can provide at least two clips from quality media outlets.

 

Press Pass Details

The attractions listed provide complimentary admission for up to two adults and two children when the Press Pass and valid ID are presented at the admission gate. Press pass offers are subject to change without notice.

Receive free admission to:

 

Other offers: 
  • Dickerson Park Zoo - With two weeks’ notice, a personal tour of a selected area of the zoo can be arranged (based on availability). 
  • Askinosie Chocolate Factory Tour - Reservations required. Tours are at 4:30 p.m. Monday only. Includes 10% discount in the store on tour day.
  • Schedule an amazing outdoors tour with 37 North Expeditions. Reservations required.