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Galveston saw record number of visitors in 2013 - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

October 31, 2014

Galveston saw record number of visitors in 2013

Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 1:00 am | Updated: 8:34 am, Fri May 16, 2014.

GALVESTON — Island tourism reached an all-time high last year as overnight visitors and day-trippers arrived in numbers larger than ever and spent more money, driving up business sales, employment and tax revenue for the seaport city.

But growth is showing signs of leveling off and the city needs more hotels, more attractions and enhanced marketing strategies to stop the numbers from plateauing, officials said.

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