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Galveston.com Greatly Expands Its Social Media Presence

[ February 26, 2012 ] - Galveston.com & Company, creator of the official website of Galveston Island Marketing and Tourism, is pleased to announce five digital media channels for Galveston tourism information. The Galveston.com social media channels will allow the company to engage with visitors and tourists by providing instantaneous access to relevant and useful information about life on the Island.

Galveston.com & Company will maintain each of the pages.

"Without question, the Digital Age is dramatically changing the way would-be visitors to the Island get their tourism information," said Jim Cordell, Galveston.com & Company's Vice-President said. "And now that we can offer that information in a variety of venues, those visitors will have even more flexibility than ever before."

To complement these social media channels, specially-produced Island tourism videos created in partnership with The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau provide visitors with useful information about Island events and attractions.

Millions of people use social media across Texas and the world, and its use is growing exponentially each year. Galveston.com's social media hubs will open the door for visitors and residents to easily follow Island event and tourism information.

@GalvestonCom on Twitter
@GalvestonCom highlights Island events, with tweets about those things visitors to the Island want to know when planning their vacations. Tweets also feature oficial City news and alerts. As an added convenience to Galveston.com visitors, the website also offers a "Twisitors" Center, which features tweets from local attractions, businesses, and restaurants.

Facebook
Galveston.com & Company's Facebook page enables visitors and residents to get all the information they need in one place and share it with friends. Galveston.com's Facebook page features photography by Vadim Troshkin, videos produced by Galveston.com and The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, an interactive forum, and more. Visit the page by visiting facebook.com/galveston. Galveston.com & Company fully integrated Facebook throughout its website in 2011, allowing site visitors to comment on and "like" literally thousands of topics, businesses, and attractions.

Tumblr
Galveston.com & Company's Tumblr site is a blog that publishes a broad collection topics that are important to visitors to Coastal Texas, like things to do, lodging opportunities, living on the Island, planning conventions & meetings, and more. The site features surf reports, exclusive photos and videos - and site visitors can easily share them by reblogging. Users can submit questions, read recent Tweets, view Galveston.com's Flickr photostream, and much more. Visit Galveston.com Tumblr at galvestoncom.tumblr.com

Foursquare
Galveston.com & Company's foursquare site features lists and tips for a wide range of Galveston Island attractions, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Whether visiting The Strand or cooling off at Schlitterbahn, we make it easy to find out more to do across the Island. Visit foursquare.com/galvestoncom.

YouTube
Galveston.com & Company's You Tube channel features literally hundreds of videos in a variety of categories, including general Galveston tourism, attractions, events, lodging, outdoor recreation, arts & entertainment, and more. The channel is also used to host high-definition b-roll clips for use by local and national media outlets to promote Island tourism. The channel is located at youtube.com/galvestoncom.

About Galveston.com & Company...

Galveston.com & Company, Inc.is a destination marketing corporation based in Galveston, Texas. The company specializes in destination portals, as well as online lodging, cruise, parking, and transportation reservations; and event ticketing via its proprietary DestinationNext™ software. For more information, contact Galveston.com & Company at via phone (409)763-8676 or email at websites@galveston.com.

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