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

Mary Beth Bassett
Public Relations Director
Office: (409)797-5121

Clayton Kolavo
Social Media Strategist
Office: (409)797-5120

Caitlin Carnes
Public Reliations Manager
Office: (409) 797-5121

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau Press Room
  • Galveston Holiday Events Include Laser Shows, Polar Express and More

    From train rides to the North Pole on the authentic Polar Express to new laser light shows downtown, a 2-million-pound ice land and a world-renowned Victorian festival, Galveston offers no shortage of holiday fun.

  • 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

Apr 19 2021
Head to Galveston for Spring Festival Fun
Apr 02 2021
Find Fun in the Sun on Galveston Island
Mar 04 2021
Head to Galveston this Spring Break
Jan 27 2021
Galveston's New African American History Tour Highlights Texas Firsts
Jan 25 2021
Celebrate Galveston Virtual Museum Day
Jan 25 2021
Celebrate Galveston Restaurant Week Throughout February
Dec 08 2020
Mardi Gras & More this Holiday Season in Galveston
Nov 28 2020
Galveston Holiday Events in Full Swing

Galveston in the News

READERS DIGEST: Best Islands for Retirement

THC The Medallion: Learning the Ropes

Retrace the Life and Legacy of Jack Johnson in Galveston

Cheapest Beach Towns to Live In

Galveston Perfects Bleisure Travel


Film Production

Just minutes south of Houston, Galveston Island is a film-friendly city that is rich in unique locations. Expansive beaches, authentic Victorian neighborhoods, historic ships, classic urban alleys, world-class architecture and much more make Galveston Island a wealth of diverse filming locations.


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