For Immediate Release
October 19, 2011

Contact: Ryan Smith
(919) 645-2676

The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau Honored for visitRaleigh iPhone App GRCVB Awarded Silver Award at the 2011 W3 Awards

(RALEIGH, NC)—The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (GRCVB) was awarded a Silver Award in the 2011 W3 Awards competition, for the recently released visitRaleigh iPhone app.

The visitRaleigh iPhone app gives users another smart way to visit Raleigh, by putting a guide to all things “Greater Raleigh” in the palm of area visitors’ hands. The smartest way for iPhone users to make the most of a visit to the area, the app provides on-the-go access to updated events, deals, destination videos, accommodations, restaurants and things to do.

Users can download the free app from the iTunes store. A link to the app may also be found on, GRCVB’s website and the official tourism site for the Raleigh area.

The W³ Awards honor creative excellence on the Web and recognize the creative and marketing professionals behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, and video work created for the Web. In honoring outstanding websites, Web advertising, Web video & mobile apps, the W³ Awards are the first major Web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms and everyone in between.

In its sixth year the W³ Awards received more than 3,000 entries from ad agencies, public relations firms, interactive agencies, in-house creative professionals, Web designers, graphic designers and Web enthusiasts.

The Greater Raleigh Convention & Visitors Bureau, as the official destination marketing
organization of Raleigh and Wake County, accelerates sustainable economic growth and
development by increasing visitor and convention business.