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Media FAQs

Have questions about your article, show, story, or other media spotlight on the Rocket City? We've got you covered! Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from the media. If your question isn't answered here, feel free to contact Marketing Director Kristen Pepper at kristen@huntsville.org. 

Media Materials

Can you assist with setting up interviews? Yes. Please contact our marketing team to secure a CVB spokesperson or to be connected with the appropriate party. 

Do you provide destination photography and b-roll for media use? Yes, we make visual assets available for working media, convention promotion or non-commercial usage. If you are unsure if your project qualifies under these guidelines, please contact contact Charles Winters at 256-551-2235 or cwinters@huntsville.org

How should the CVB be credited for these materials?  We request that you credit all materials to the Huntsville/Madison County CVB or huntsville.org as space allows. Appropriate photographer credit is included where applicable.

Press Trips

Do you provide media assistance to traveling journalists? We receive many requests from journalists worldwide, and we do our best to assist with as many as feasibly possible. To allow sufficient time for partner approval, a minimum of two weeks’ notice is required for all press visits. Priority is given to journalists traveling on assignment. Complimentary or media rate arrangements are at the discretion of our members and may not always be available. Priority is given to journalists traveling on assignment. Bloggers and Internet media: traffic analytics may be requested to help us evaluate collaboration opportunities. 

I like to explore destinations with my family or spouse. Is that okay? Our primary goal is assisting working press. Accommodating spouses, children and visitors accompanying working press is at the discretion of the CVB and our partners. 

Where can I find itineraries or story ideas? Huntsville.org provides a wealth of ideas for stories and itineraries. Explore our Itineraries or Story Ideas sections for more information.

About Huntsville 

How many visitors does Huntsville/Madison County receive each year? According to the latest report from the Alabama Tourism Department, travel and tourism to Huntsville/Madison County reached the highest levels ever in 2019, bringing in 3.7 million visitors and roughly $1.6 billion in economic impact. Additionally, each household in Madison County saves a total of $925 in taxes as a result of travel expenditures, and the industry supports over 18,970 jobs in the area.

How do I access Redstone Arsenal and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center? Those visiting either Redstone Arsenal or the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center must go through the proper channels to gain entry. Visit Redstone Arsenal's website for visitor policy.

Miscellaneous

I’d like to share a recent story featuring Huntsville/Madison County. Where should I send it? We love seeing stories about the Rocket City. If it's digital, shoot us an email at kristen@huntsville.org. Send print press clippings to the address below:

Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau
c/o Kristen Pepper
500 Church Street NW, Suite One
Huntsville, AL 35801

 

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