Othal Partners, LLC is delighted to present the “Port of Go!” Cruise, Destination & Travel Showcase and its affiliate marketing components to all qualified news media. This new mega-event is the only cruise centered regional exposition designed to reach100,000+ decision makers who plan and make travel purchases for their personal and/or business interest.
Complimentary Press credentials are issued to qualified journalists (reporters, editors, freelance writers and news photographers, producers, etc.) working for media outlets with editorial focus relevant to the travel industry.
During the “Port of Go!” - members of the working press will have exclusive access to daily press conferences, networking events, and an impressive exhibit hall featuring vendors showcasing all relevant travel industry goods, products, and services. Members of the press are also invited to attend the “Port of Go!” - Industry Reception.
For questions regarding all media relations activities and press criteria for the “Port of Go!” - please contact:
Manager, Media Relations
Please review the criteria below to determine if you qualify for press credentials:
Freelancers/Still Photographers: Freelance writers and photographers must submit a letter or email from the news organization they are representing describing what they have been hired to cover. Emails must come from the editor's corporate email account. Generic email addresses (i.e. Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc.) will not be accepted.
Bloggers: Press registration for bloggers and other online media outlets will be considered on a case-by-case basis by Othal Partners, LLC. Bloggers seeking press credentials must demonstrate a history of editorial coverage for the travel industry and blog posts containing the author's byline. This industry-related blog must adhere to a standard of professional responsibility regulating institutional journalism, such as editing, fact-checking and disclosure of conflicts of interest. Corporate blogs will not be considered. Permissions will be granted entirely at Othal Partners, LLC discretion.
Production Companies: Production companies must pre-register under Othal Partners, LLC policy on taping during the “Port of Go!” and may not register on site at the show. For more information regarding Production Company requirements and registration form, please click here: Production Company Requirements & Registration Form
In-house Publication Employees: In-house newsletter writers, book authors, book editors and publishers do not qualify as working press.
Publishers: Publishers must register as non-editorial paid press. However, publishers who also act in an editorial capacity for their publication may be awarded press credentials by demonstrating a regular history of bylined articles written for the publication, if no other editorial staff from the publication is attending. Publishers will be granted credentials at Othal Partners, LLC discretion.
Public Relations Activities Prohibited: It is the policy of Othal Partners, LLC to require all persons requesting complimentary press credentials to disclose, in advance, whether they will be conducting any activities or business other than reporting while at the event.
This includes but is not limited to:
- Requesting/receiving any form of compensation in exchange for the promotion of products, goods or services at the Event
- Discussing opportunities for exhibitors to advertise in the representing publication
- Setting up appointments between exhibitors and publication representatives for further on- or off-site business dealings
- Engaging in any sales, marketing or public relations capacity at the showProhibited activities include, but are not limited to, marketing and sales of satellite tours for or by on-air talent, producers and/or production staff, and marketing and sales of ad space for any publication of any kind by reporters, editors and/or photographers. It is an inherent conflict for a journalist to perform public relations work, paid or unpaid.
If you have any questions regarding any potentially prohibited activities, please contact the “Port of Go!” - Manager of Media Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 321-303-5924. Anyone found conducting any of the above listed practices without prior, written consent from Othal Partners, LLC may have their credentials revoked and be removed from the premises for the duration of the Event. Individuals solely engaged in sales, marketing or any type of "pay-for-play" activities must register for vendor booth rental and shall not qualify for press credentials.
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