In anticipation of National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5-11, the Galveston Park Board and the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host its fifth annual Tourism Summit on May 2. Anyone who works in the tourism industry in Galveston or is interested in learning more about it is invited to attend.

The free event is expected to draw more than 400 attendees for a full day of professional development workshops, speakers and panel discussions and will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Galveston Island Convention Center at 5600 Seawall Blvd. Bob Ford, Galveston native and voice of the Houston Astros, will be the event’s master of ceremonies. Keynote speakers include Ron Klinger of Motivational Transitions, and Jim Petrick, a professor of recreation parks and tourism sciences at Texas A&M.

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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