Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau


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About the Galveston Island CVB

The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (GICVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island, Texas as accredited by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI). The GICVB is a non-profit government agency tasked with promoting Galveston’s diverse tourism offerings to travelers across the region and globe! Along with operating the Galveston Island Visitor Information Center, the bureau employs an award-winning staff of sales, marketing/PR, convention services, and special event management professionals to help both leisure and business travelers take advantage of all Galveston Island has to offer.

Plan Your Next Meeting in Galveston

Located just 50 minutes south of Houston, Galveston Island is a tropical getaway where groups can experience the laidback lifestyle of an island city without the high price tag of most beach destinations. Whether you are planning a family reunion in an intimate setting or a large convention with exhibit space, Galveston Island has a wide array of options designed to fit your needs. Planning an event or convention requires a high level of professionalism and attention toward the smallest details. Let the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau assist with your planning needs. From hotel rate requests to arranging off-site events, our seasoned sales team is here to offer complimentary assistance. For more information about hosting meetings in Galveston, visit

CVB Sales Team

Meg Winchester

Meg Winchester CMP, Director - Oversees the Convention & Visitors Bureau, Visitor Information Center, and the sales and marketing staff.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5163
Fax: (409)765-8611

Dottie Bossley

Dottie Bossley, Regional Sales Director - Markets include: Texas State Associations and State Government, Austin; Corporate and National Associations.

Phone Direct: (409)797-5126
Fax: (409)515-5146

Karin Greene

Karin Greene, Senior National Sales Manager - Markets include National Corporate and Select Key Accounts.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5127
Fax: (409)765-8611

Tiffaney Hinojosa

Tiffaney Gonzales, Tour & Travel Manager - Markets Include: Tour & Travel Groups and Cruise Groups.

Phone Direct: (409)797-5128
Fax: (409)762-8911

Sheri Teller

Sheri Teller, Sales Manager - Markets include Social, Military, Educational, Religious, and Fraternal.

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5150
Fax: (409)765-8611

Anna Lopez

Anna Lopez, Office Coordinator

Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5145
Fax: (409)765-8611

Stacy Gilbert

Stacy Gilbert, Director of Convention Services, Visitors Center - Responsible for servicing all Meetings, Conventions, Motorcoaches and Day Groups, as well as managing our Visitors Centers.

Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753 ext.125
Phone Direct: (409)797-5125
Fax: (409)762-8911

Jennifer Aklar

Jennifer Aklar, Convention Services Manager - Responsible for servicing all Meetings, Conventions, Reunions and Motorcoach groups.

Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753 ext. 122
Phone Direct: (409)797-5122
Fax: (409)762-8911

Jacquelyn Helton

Jacquelyn Helton, Sales Coordinator

Phone Direct: (409)797-5130

Special Events / Beach Weddings

Bryan Kunz, Special Events Manager - Seeks and develops new special events in Galveston, and assists event planners with logistical needs.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct:(409)797-5157

CVB Marketing

Melody Smith, Director of Marketing - Responsible for cruise related business, consumer marketing & Galveston tourism.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456 Phone Direct: (409)797-5123 Fax: (409)765-8611

Leah Cast, Public Relations Manager - Handles all publicity for Galveston Island which includes requests from the media for press material such as press releases, media kits, and slides.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct:(409)797-5152

Ivette Wilhelm, Public Relations Coordinator
Phone Direct: (409)797-5124

MaryBeth Bassett, Public Relations Coordinator
Phone Direct: (409)797-5121


Bryan Kunz, Galveston Island Film Liaison - Serves as local contact for film producers, helping to identify filming locations and permitting requirements for movies, commercials, etc.
Phone Toll-Free: (866)505-4456
Phone Direct: (409)797-5157

Galveston Island Visitor Information Center

Galveston Island Visitor Information Center
2328 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Phone Toll-Free: (888)425-4753

For more information on the visitor center, click here.