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Officials: Extra effort paid off for Mardi Gras - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 22, 2014

Officials: Extra effort paid off for Mardi Gras

Galveston bureau reports increase in causeway crossings, hotel occupancy

Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:30 am

GALVESTON — If you thought Mardi Gras received a little more attention than usual this year, it wasn’t your imagination.

Officials from the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau said it helped attract more media coverage than ever this year, resulting in $3.5 million of “PR value” to the island.

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