Media professionals who would like to apply for expo credentials should read the media guidelines below and then proceed to the Press Application. Please note, applying is simply a request, and it may not be approved. All approved media representatives must agree to the expo guidelines and pass policies. In some instances, approved members of the press may be asked to meet with Black Travel Expo staff prior to the event.
The application deadline is May 1, 2022. Requests will not be accepted after the designated deadline and only a limited number of credentials will be granted. Each individual requesting credentials must complete their own application.
In order to be considered for press credentials, you must be on assignment with coverage secured. All media representatives must provide the name and contact information for their Editor, Supervisor or Manager. You may not complete an application for a team or multiple people. Generally, no more than 2 representatives from any one specific media outlet are approved.
Credentials are not awards to individuals who only want to cover a specific event during the expo. If you are attending the expo as a media representative, you must cover the expo in its entirety. Proof of coverage must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the appropriate application deadline.
Please note, a very limited number of Photo Passes are awarded. Photographers must be on assignment with coverage secured. Approved photographers must shoot during the expo. High res .JPG files with no watermarks must be submitted no later than 10 business days after the expo. All photographers on assignment must sign a photo release and submit it at least 10 days prior to the expo or featured events. Any photographer approved to take photos at the expo or event agrees that photos shall not be sold.
Media outlets that need photos of an event may send their request to email@example.com.
No video cameras or camera crews are permitted inside the expo unless an authorized television crew has permission.
We will contact your Supervisor/Editor/Manager to confirm coverage and in some cases, may request an official letter. When completing your application please use a valid working email with your company domain name (i.e., Chris[at]radiostationname.com).
We will not accept incomplete applications. The more details you provide, the more efficient the review process is. Leaving fields blank may affect your application and we ask that you’re as thorough as possible.
Acceptance & Notification
We reserve the right to decline any requests for credentials. Due to the high volume of applications, we receive, we will only notify you if your application is accepted. Notifications will be sent via email 1-2 weeks prior to the expo. Not all approved press/media representatives will receive ‘press’ passes (i.e., you may only receive attendee passes). If your application is approved, you will be emailed check-in and on-site details.