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Galveston.com: 1994-2014

A look back at the people who made and make Galveston.com the great company it is.

Posted by Galveston.com on Monday, June 22, 2015
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Galveston.com made its debut in the fall of 1994. It was the early days of the internet, and the site was simple, very small, and graphically cryptic. But it was the dawn of a new era regarding Galveston Island tourism.

We understood that harnessing the web's power for destination promotion - Galveston in particular - could not only introduce the Island to an entirely new audience, but also could deliver information in a way that simply wasn't possible via a standard color brochure.

That was 1994. Since then, Galveston.com & Company, Inc. has evolved into an multi-faceted corporation, offering website visitors and local businesses an impressive list of innovations that are quite unique in the industry, and were a mere dream way back then.

Galveston.com is now home to literally thousands of pages of Island information, and features a tantalizing array of features including online reservations, user reviews, itinerary builders, searchable real estate & vacation rental listings, ticketing, our own 24-hour in-room television channel, and much more.

The power behind Galveston.com is the state-the-art DestinationNext™ tourism portal module, also a product of the programming team at Galveston.com & Company. Vast in its abilities and second-to-none in its scope, DestinationNext™ is a multi-tiered software bundle that encompasses tourism portal implementation and management, website advertising and traffic monitoring, online cruise reservations, online lodging and parking reservations, and online ticketing - all in one easy-to-administer, easy-to-incorporate tourism solution.

Galveston.com & Company promotes literally hundreds of local and area businesses via website design and online advertising services; and supports a host of Galveston's most revered events and organizations, including Dickens on the Strand, Mardi Gras! Galveston, Galveston Restaurant Week, ARToberFEST, and The Grand 1894 Opera House, just to name a few.

If you'd like to discuss DestinationNext™ as a solution for your location; a web design project; Galveston.com advertising opportunities; or any other request, comment, or suggestion, please call our office at (409)763-8676, or email websites@galveston.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Lee Roane

Lee Roane, President & Chief Executive Officer - Oversees all aspects of Galveston.com & Company, Inc.  Project Manager of the DestinationNext™ reservations module. Specializes in new account sales, as well as managing existing accounts. Oversees all aspects of Galveston.com advertising opportunities, as well as website design and marketing services.

Phone: (409)765-3501

 

 

Jim Cordell

Jim Cordell, Vice-President & Chief Creative Officer - Oversees all creative and marketing aspects of Galveston.com, including design, advertising, podcast production, daily maintenance, search engine promotion, and emerging technologies.

Phone: (409)765-3502

 

 

Kent Muller

Kent Muller, Chief Operations Officer - Oversees day-to-day operations for the firm and its team of web designers, programmers, reservation specialists, and online media production, in addition to leading the execution of new business initiatives.

Phone: (409)765-3513

 

 

Scott Moon

Scott Moon, Director of Digital Media & Marketing - Oversees marketing, advertising, and development efforts between the firm and local tourism partners. Leads the execution of new business initiatives and partnerships.

Phone: (409)765-3511

 

 

Chris Aleman

Chris Aleman, Director of Community Relations - Oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of public relations and marketing activities that support Galveston.com & Company mission and goals, including promotions, video podcasts, blogs, and social networking. Provides support for the DestinationNext reservation module.

Phone: (409)765-3522

 

 

Jordan Comley

Jordan Comley, Director of Social Media - Oversees all social media efforts; supports the DestinationNext reservation module; promotes effective communication between Galveston.com & Company and local tourism & business partners.

Phone: (409)765-3505

 

 

Cedric DeWalsche

 

Cedric DeWalsche, Senior Programmer

Phone: (409)765-3515

 

 

Dustin Chase

 

Dustin Chase, Call Center Manager, Entertainment Blogger - Oversees call center management and scheduling; supports the DestinationNext reservation module; blogs on a host of entertainment-related topics.

Phone: (888)939-8680

 

 

 

Galveston.com & Company offers a fully-staffed Call Center 7 days a week, for lodging, transportation, & parking reservations, as well as tickets to special Galveston events. The Call Center Hotline is (888)939-8680, toll free.

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