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Media Assistance

The South Texas Nature Marketing Cooperative can assist members of the media looking for information about the Rio Grande Valley of Texas in a variety of ways. We offer press kits, press releases, story ideas, high resolution images and logos, and more. And, perhaps best of all, we offer the experience and expertise of seasoned industry professionals.


The goal of the Communications team is to garner positive publicity about South Texas as a premier birding and nature destination. The South Nature team coordinates press trips and media tours. Unless otherwise noted, these familiarization tours (FAM’s) are offered to domestic and international travel editors, staff writers, and qualified freelance travel journalists. Each media tour is limited to 3 to 6 journalists depending on the tour, and journalists are selected according to eligibility, tour preference, and assignment. If you would like to be considered for any of these trips, please provide documentation of assignments for covering these story topics or a selection of recent article clippings from publications to which you will be pitching these topics.
Preference will be given to media with confirmed letters of assignment, and we will work with the host properties to confirm attendees. Please note: dates, themes and markets are subject to change.

If you have questions about these FAMs, please contact:
Nydia Tapia – Gonzales
South Texas Tourism
Phone: 956-202-1392


South Texas Tourism understands that not every journalist or story angle is suited for the group media tour format. If you are a journalist with a confirmed assignment for any of the above story ideas or are planning your own media tour to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and require assistance, the South Texas Tourism team is available to facilitate your visit.
Our team can offer a wide range of support services. From supplying contacts and recommendations on what to see and do to coordinating hour-by-hour itineraries of the South Texas experience, we look forward to the opportunity of assisting you in putting together the perfect customized itinerary based on your interests and assignments.