Travel Writers

Thank you for your interest in the Columbia/Lake Murray region.

We have press kits, maps, brochures and photos available for editorial use. To obtain any of the above-mentioned materials, or if you have any questions, contact:

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Office

(803) 781-5940 x2 or

-Individual Press Trips

Our goal is to assist travel journalists and facilitate any necessary visit to encompass points of interests, attractions and accommodations that will be covered in their articles, books and broadcasts.

As you can imagine, we receive numerous requests from travel writers each year. In order to accommodate your editorial needs, we need your help in complying with the following guidelines:

1-We request a minimum of two business weeks notice for a press visit once we have received all your credentialing information. This allows us time to pursue suitable, available lodging and make other arrangements. Accommodations are based on availability.

2-Email your request, including the name of the publication(s) you are working for, circulation figures, the dates you will be traveling and any other relevant details (number in travel party, story angle, etc.) to

3-Forward a letter of assignment from the media outlet you are representing.

4-Freelance writers, please forward documentation of recent examples of travel or travel-related feature coverage.

5-After the press trip, forward an original copy of your published feature or broadcast clip, as well as air dates, upon completion. Links are great, but at least one hard copy is always appreciated.

Again, thank you for your interest in the Columbia/Lake Murray region in South Carolina. We look forward to assisting you in your travel research, and are more than happy to help you brainstorm ways to explore our destination.