Tourism revenue shows Galveston continuing to rebound from Ike
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - Galveston had a record $8.4 million in peak-season tourism revenue this year in a continuing turnaround since Hurricane Ike battered the Southeast Texas island.
The Galveston County Daily News reported Monday that officials believe a $100,000 marketing campaign called "It's Island Time" contributed to the increase. The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier also opened this year.
Ike made landfall in Galveston on September 2008.
The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau says peak-season revenue from April to July has been on the rise since 2009 when the city collected $5.3 million in hotel occupancy tax. That's when discussions began about networking to include city leaders, tourism officials, the Port of Galveston and the hospitality industries.
The previous tourism-related revenue record was $7.7 million in 2011.
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