Advertise in Galveston's Travel Magazine

Advertise in the official travel magazine of Galveston Island.

Island Soul is a lifestyle travel magazine whose pages help to tell the story of this amazing place and speak to the Soul of the Island.

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About Island Soul

Circulation: 120,000

  • 20,000 in-home, mailed by request
  • 25,000 direct-mailed to targeted suburban family households in Houston & Dallas.
  • 30,000 distributed through TxDOT Travel Information Centers (13 locations)
  • 5,000 digital downloads
  • Placement in vacation rentals, hotels, & RV Parks
  • Provided to potential visitors at feeder market activations. Events where Island Soul will be distributed by Visit Galveston staff (Examples: Albuquerque Balloon Festival, Dallas Book Festival, and Dallas Home & Garden Show)
  • Meeting Planners, Groups, and Weddings
  • Lucite rack distribution to select Galveston and Houston locations
  • Digital versions are available through VisitGalveston.com. Digital versions are optimized to better engage readers on various platforms. The Digital version also includes trackable links to advertisers’ websites.

Awarded Best Travel Magazine 2022

The North American Travel Journalist Association (NATJA) announced the winners of the 30th Annual NATJA Travel Media Awards Competition. Awards were made to publications, travel journalists and photographers, and destination marketing organizations.

Visit Galveston was awarded bronze with its first-ever issue of Island Soul, alongside other internationally notable publications!

Gold: Conde Nast Traveler

Silver: Travel + Leisure, 50th Anniversary Issue

Bronze: Island Soul, Visit Galveston

Honorable Mention: National Geographic Travel

Honorable Mention: enRoute, Air Canada

Why Island Soul Magazine?

“20.3% of potential travelers are most receptive to travel or lifestyle magazines.” -Destination Analysts' & DMA west

"74.8% said important or very important when asked "how important was the official visitor's guide to you in making the decision to visit." -Destination Analysts' & DMA west

“24.5% visited the destination after receiving the visitor guide” -Destination Analysts' & DMA west

Island Soul Native Advertising Rates

Island Soul magazine will publish two times per year (September and March). Rates include ads in both issues. Advertising creative can be specific to each publication. The total amount due may be split into two separate payments.

Native Spread$7,500
Full Page Native$4,000
Marketplace Single$700
Marketplace Double$950


Native advertising rates do not include content. Production cost an additional $600 for full page, $1,000 for spread. MLP to provide copy, client to provide images. Full page includes up to 300 words, spread includes up to 600 words.

For questions or to reserve your space, contact Scott Moon. e: smoon@visitgalveston.com p: (409) 797-5125 m: (832) 623-1951

Island Soul Display Advertising Rates

Island Soul magazine will publish two times per year (September and March). Rates include ads in both issues. Advertising creative can be specific to each publication. The total amount due may be split into two separate payments.

Premium Position Rates

Back Cover$7,500 (SOLD)
Inside Front Cover$5,000 (SOLD)
Inside Back Cover$4,500 (SOLD)
Page 3$5,000 (SOLD)
Table of Contents$5,000 (SOLD)
Front of Book$4,300
Map Adjacency (2)$5,000


Standard Ad Rates

Full Page Display$3,500
2/3 Page$2,600
1/2 Page (H)$2,000
1/3 Page (V)$1,400


Native advertising rates do not include content. Production cost an additional $600 for full page, $1,000 for spread. MLP to provide copy, client to provide images. Full page includes up to 300 words, spread includes up to 600 words.

Display ad design not included in prices listed above. Creative design is additional. 1/2 page or less: $175. Larger than 1/2 page: $225.

Ad Specs & File Requirements

File Format

Files should be sent as high-resolution PDFs. The preferable format is PDF/X-1a. Packaged InDesign files are not preferred but acceptable if need be.

Image Resolution/ Color

Images must have a resolution of at least 300 DPI when at 100%. All colors and images must be in the CMYK color space. Any ads submitted not in CMYK will be converted in-house and color accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

Full Page Requirements

Live Area: Keep non-bleed images and text .25" in from the trim size to guarantee those elements will not be trimmed off.

Bleed: Elements intended to bleed off the page must extend a minimum of .5“ beyond the trim.

Export Settings: Define document bleed settings at .5" on all edges.

Ad DimensionsWidthHeight
Spread W/ Bleed17.75”11.875”
Full Page W/ Bleed9.375”11.875”
Full Page, No Bleed8.375”10.875”
1/2 Page Horizontal7.375”4.875”
2/3 Page Bleed4.833"9.875”
1/3 Page Vertical2.292”9.875”

Advertising Space Deadline

Friday, July 1, 2022


Camera Ready Deadline

Friday, July 8, 2022