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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.

  • 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

Feb 06 2018
Mardi Gras! Galveston Releases Parade Schedule for 107th Celebration
Jan 30 2018
Galveston Mardi Gras Celebration Kicks Off Friday
Dec 28 2017
Alternative Rock Band Everclear and Country Star Kevin Fowler to Headline Galveston Mardi Gras 2018
Dec 14 2017
Galveston Restaurant Week to Celebrate Island Cuisine Jan. 6-21
Nov 27 2017
Dickens on the Strand: World-Famous Victorian Festival to Take Place in Galveston this Weekend
Nov 22 2017
Third-Largest Mardi Gras Celebration in U.S. Offers Beachfront Revelry on the Texas Coast
Nov 20 2017
Holiday Festivities Continue in Galveston This Weekend with New Downtown Lanterns and Lights Event
Nov 09 2017
Holiday Festivities Kick Off in Galveston This Weekend

Galveston in the News

GROUP TOUR MAGAZINE: Port City - Galveston (Feb 2018)

SUCCESSFUL MEETINGS: A Whole Other Texas for Meetings & Events

TEXAS MEETINGS + EVENTS: Meet & Eat Galveston

A Gulf Coast Mardi Gras



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