After a record breaking summer, what does the rest of 2019 and 2020 hold for Galveston as well as the lodging and tourism industry? Please join GHLA on Thursday, September 19th for a presentation by the Islands' tourism experts: Kelly de Schaun with the Park Board of Trustees and Melody Smith with the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. You will also meet Michael Woody, the new Chief Tourism Officer for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitor Bureau and hear his plan on implementing the mission and core values of Galveston Island.
Galveston is known for its rich vibrant history as well as its perseverance and strong commitment to building a better future. The Island hosts over seven million visitors a year who are attracted to the same features that brought visitors over a 100 years ago – the Island’s natural beauty, first-class hotels & restaurants, the arts, cultural activities and recreational attractions. Tourism sustained over 11,000 jobs in Galveston last year, representing one in every three jobs on the island.