Destination Services for Visitors and Event Planners

As the official destination organization for Galveston Island, Visit Galveston’s local experts are here to help you get the most out of your Galveston experience.

When you plan an event in Galveston, our destination services are here to help your attendees become temporary Galveston locals with shareable moments and lasting impressions from turnkey authentic island experiences. Our Destination Services team has the vision to curate authentic, immersive island experiences that submerse your guests into the island current through food, art, culture, and the hospitality of our vibrant and eclectic community.

Event Professional Destination Services

Visit Galveston’s destination services team will connect you with preferred local businesses offering discounts and incentives for your event. Our local expertise helps you focus on the services, attractions, and experiences that will make your unique event a success, and the relationships we’ve developed through years of working with local businesses and venues create innovative offerings and local services that enhance your event and create memorable experiences for your guests.

We know strong attendance is the key factor to the success of your event. Our experienced sales and services team work together to give you personalized assistance, effective promotions, jaw-dropping welcome services and the custom resources you need to drive attendance.

Your sales manager will introduce you to your dedicated Destination Services Coordinator, who will work with you each step of the way to make your event a success. We will work with you to understand your goals for your event and determine the best services and support that will help you meet your objectives.

Program Planning:

  • Local expertise and recommendations resource
  • Site experience development and coordination
  • GICVB Event Planning Toolkit
  • Green Meeting Initiative
  • Social Responsibility connections
  • DMAI Event Economic Impact Report
  • Discount Programs

Promotion:

  • Public Relations Assistance
  • Authentic Galveston Welcome
  • Online image and video library
  • Social media deliverables and resources
  • Custom designed destination-specific promotional tools
  • City Branding

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Director of Destination Experiences
Jacquelyn Helton, CMP, CTA, DES
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Phone: (409) 797-5130

Destination Services Manager
Sarah Reimer, CTA
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Phone: (409) 797-5122

Meeting & Events Services Coordinator
Haley Follett, CTA
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Phone: (409) 797-5136

Get to Know VICi
A Mobile Event Hub

Looking for a flexible, mobile space to support your event? VICi, our mobile visitor center, can be used for anything from information sharing at a reception to a registration booth.