It’s the perfect recipe: Take one part fourth largest city in the country and add a close proximity to 32 miles of beaches. Stir in a worldwide pandemic and sprinkle people stuck at home. End result? Galveston Island gets many day-trippers.

This makes for a tough position for an organization tasked with promoting overnight visitation to be in. With that in mind, the park board has taken steps to promote health and safety guidelines as outlined by authorities. Additionally, the organization is doing its part to support small businesses and bring visitors to Galveston — in a responsible manner.

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

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