Yakima Valley Wine Country

Yakima Valley Media Information

This section is designed for members of the print, broadcast, freelance and electronic media. The Yakima Valley Tourism Travel Media and Trade Relations department assist qualified travel journalists in developing stories.

Limited hosting or media rate opportunities are available to qualified travel writers and photographers. Learn how to become qualified or submit a request. For more information contact our Travel Media and Trade Relations Manager.

Media Hosting Policy

Yakima Valley Tourism coordinates group and individual media visits to the Yakima Valley throughout the year. Requests are handled on an individual basis and the level of support provided depends upon the journalist's story, advance notice provided, time of year, length of stay, etc. If you're a journalist who is planning a trip to the Yakima Valley and need assistance, the following steps will help us to help you:
  • Contact the Yakima Valley Tourism Travel Media and Trade Relations Manager with as much lead time as possible. At least 30 days notice is appreciated.
  • To contact, CLICK HERE to fill out the Media Trip Request Form.
  • Yakima Valley Tourism cannot provide airfare for your trip, nor can it pay for ground transportation, although a list of local rental companies will be supplied if requested.

Qualifying to Receive Media Rates or Complimentary Services:

Yakima Valley Tourism requires that travel journalists and photographers be qualified for eligibility to receive media rates or complimentary services. All media visits are documented by YVT. Journalists with a previous working relationship are already deemed credentialed. Qualification must be verified prior to proposing a media request.

Qualifying Requirements:

Media Staff

Travel journalists and editors working as paid staff at magazines, newspapers, websites, travel radio programs and/or travel television programs should submit a business card and a supervisorís contact information.


Freelance travel journalists on assignment should submit a letter of assignment and their editorsí contact information. Freelancers without a specific assignment may submit 4-5 travel articles published within the past 12 months in mainstream travel publications and carrying the journalistís byline. Submitted clips must be bylined and dated.

Fact Checking for Yakima Valley Stories

Fact checking services are offered to journalists writing about the Yakima Valley. To submit a manuscript by e-mail, please click here. Please specify your deadline and allow for at least a 48-hour turnaround.