Press Room

Who We Are

The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization of Galveston Island, Texas... Read more.

Media Contacts

Leah Cast
Director of Communications
Office: (409)797-5152

Ivette Wilhelm
Public Relations Manager
Office: (409)797-5124

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Affairs Manager
Office: (409)797-5121

Sarah Kinsler
Social Media Manager
Office: (409)797-5120

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
  • Take a Historic Ghost Tour on Galveston Island, Place of Deadliest Storm in US History

    The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island's ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for haunted travel.

  • Trolleys, New Beaches & Upgraded Attractions Coming to Galveston Island This Summer

    Heading to the Galveston coast is a popular summer pastime for families throughout Texas, and this year the beach is just the beginning of what the island has to offer.

  • 25 Things to Do on Galveston Island Without Hitting the Beach!

    Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. But, if you're not a sand-between-your-toes kind of traveler, don't worry.

  • Galveston's Next Great Neighborhood

    Marked by its beautiful Victorian architecture and colorfully painted storefronts, Postoffice Street is full of charm, offering an enchanting blend of art galleries, boutiques, antique shops, chic eateries and lively entertainment in downtown Galveston.

Recent Press Releases

Aug 04 2017
Take a Historic Ghost Tour on Galveston Island, Place of Deadliest Storm in US History
Jun 20 2017
Wake Up & Smell the Spices: The Spice & Tea Exchange Opens in Galveston
Jun 12 2017
Galveston Island to Host Nightly Fireworks, New 'Boots 'N Eats on the Beach' Event July 4th Weekend
Jun 03 2017
Galveston to Host Free Fireworks Every Weekend this Summer
Jun 03 2017
USS Gabrielle Giffords to Arrive in Galveston Saturday
May 30 2017
Free Sandcastle Building Lessons Coming to Galveston's Stewart Beach
May 30 2017
Birthplace of Juneteenth Celebrates Emancipation with Festivities in Galveston
May 26 2017
Galveston Reports Record High Tourism Revenues, Visitation

Galveston in the News

SOUTHERN LIVING: 4 Texas Towns You Should Visit Now (Aug. 2017)


KIPLINGER'S PERSONAL FINANCE: Why Galveston is a great place to retire Aug 2017

GRAZIA.FR: 5 Good Reasons to be Tempted by the Texan Coast

L'EST ECLAIR: Texas - America in XXL


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