Like many industries, the meetings market has been hit hard by the coronavirus. Typically a boon for Galveston especially during shoulder seasons and midweek, business travel has been slower on the uptake versus leisure travel.

Not deterred, the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau sales team traveled to Austin last month to meet with meeting planners there. The goals were to keep Galveston as a meetings destination top of mind, demonstrate that meetings can be safe if you follow all the sanitation and COVID-19 protocols and to share with the group some mindful practices from an expert.

Mary Beth Bassett is the public relations director for the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Park Board of Trustees.


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