On May 5, 2021, the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the 7th Annual Tourism Summit at the Galveston Island Convention Center, during National Tourism Week to educate and celebrate the exciting tourism industry. This is a FREE event to ALL tourism partners! 

Each year, our numbers increase as we bring together the organizations involved in the Galveston hospitality community to learn from one another and from experts in the field.  The Summit is designed to involve, inform, educate, and excite Galvestonians. The 2020 online audience included tourism and hospitality industry professionals, destination marketing organizations, attractions, elected officials, and educators. This year we hope to grow our attendance again by offering a FREE day-long event that will feature national and regional speakers presenting on a variety of topics aimed at increasing the number of travelers to Galveston. Those whose businesses are touched by travel from restaurateurs to hotel executives and transportation operators to nightlife professionals--can learn how to maximize their reach and get a chance to learn about new resources being made available to reach their goals.

The GICVB is the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island as accredited by Destination Marketing Association International. The GICVB is a non-profit government agency tasked with promoting Galveston’s diverse tourism offerings to travelers across the region and globe! Along with operating the Galveston Island Visitor Information Center, the bureau employs an award-winning staff of sales, marketing/PR, convention services, and special event management professionals to help both leisure and business travelers take advantage of all Galveston Island has to offer.