Galveston tourism leaders are working on partnerships that will encourage cruise passengers to linger longer and spend more money on the island.

They’re hoping to arrange excursion packages for passengers who might want to stay a day or two once they disembark and, eventually, for those who choose to come into town a day or two before their ships leave the Galveston cruise terminals.

Margaret Battistelli Gardner: 409.683.5227; Margaret.Gardner@galvnews.com

Deputy Managing Editor

Margaret joined The Daily New in December 2019, bringing more than 20 years of editorial experience to the team. A Philadelphia native, she lives in Galveston County with her husband, Steve, and their dog Nanook.

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