Why Tourism Matters

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6am by Karen DeSollar

Tourism has a way of feeling secondary to other forms of economic development in a community, maybe because it represents a transient group of people or because some equate tourism with vacations, free sightseeing and off-hours entertainment. It tends to not carry the import that it deserves. But

In 2019, the Focus Will Be on…

Friday, January 04, 2019, 8am by visitRaleigh

Often during election seasons, you will hear candidates and their advisers talk about staying "on message" ... that is, to not get distracted by tangential topics or issues that would take the focus from where it belongs—on that which is official and most important. During 2019,...

Report from Dennis Edwards, December 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4pm by visitRaleigh

As we've moved into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP), we want to make sure we’re keeping our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about how Destination 2028 is progressing, as well as other notable recent developments which affect...

An Originally Raleigh Story

Monday, December 17, 2018, 6am by Karen DeSollar

If you have been around GRCVB’s Marketing or Sales teams recently, you might have noticed that we have been using the theme Originally Raleigh for the last 10 months or so. Originally Raleigh describes the restaurants, attractions, products and events created by local makers and entrepreneurs...

See for Yourself Fam Tours

Friday, December 07, 2018, 9am by visitRaleigh

Once a quarter, you should be seeing emails appear in your inbox inviting you to GRCVB’s See for Yourself (SFY) Fam Tours . The SFY series was created to provide a chance for hospitality partners and particularly front-line staff to be visitors in their own area. They can “see for...
Hospitality employers—please make sure this is on your radar. The second annual Wake County Hospitality Job Fair has been scheduled for Tues., March 5, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Four local partners are collaborating to host the fair: Capital Area Workforce Development, the North

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

As we move further into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan , we are making every effort to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about the work of GRCVB as Destination 2028 starts to take shape. To that end, here is president and CEO Dennis Edwards’s report to...
Imagine if Hallmark offered in tourism section in their stores. Those cards might read something like this— Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, it is once again time to give thanks for the many blessings and benefits that are ours. For those of us who live in Wake County and work in...

A Win/Win Partnership

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 6pm by Karen DeSollar

We hope you realize that, when we speak of you as our hospitality partners , we mean that in the most literal sense. That is, we are all partners together in the task of inspiring and persuading guests to visit Wake County (as well as see, do and spend more). We all have the same objectives—...