Spring Break Tourism

Visitors fill the sidewalk on The Strand in Galveston on Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

With spring break around the corner, island residents are preparing for the wave of tourists during Galveston’s busy season, which will continue through the end of Labor Day.

Tourism growth has been a hot topic recently, but there has always been at least two camps of islanders — those who love and profit from the summer, and those who want to keep the island to themselves.

Angela Wilson: 409-683-5239; angela.wilson@galvnews.com 

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David Schuler

Based on expectations established by the GDN and reported $100K consulting fee, i expected a survey specifically tailored to Galveston's unique environment and situation, Instead the survey - at least the online version - was entirely generic. I suspect the consultants may argue that identical survey questions allow answers to be compared across a larger sample base. However, it's also true that profits are enhanced if the initial work done to create the survey is reused over and over. In any case, after the second question on how Mining affected the local economy i was less than impressed.

Jarvis Buckley

Less tourists equals higher property taxes.

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