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

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

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

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

Sep 25 2020
Dine Out for Charity in Galveston
Aug 28 2020
Galveston Open for Business Following Hurricane Laura
Jul 16 2020
Find your Beach on Galveston Island this Summer
Jul 04 2020
Galveston Beaches Reopen July 6
Jun 12 2020
Galveston Celebrates Birthplace of Juneteenth
Jun 05 2020
Free Summer Activities in Galveston
May 20 2020
Galveston Kicks of Tourism Season Memorial Day Weekend
May 15 2020
Summer Season Brings Safety Awareness to Galveston

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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