We've asked GRCVB's director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE, three lightning-round questions about the work she does to bring meetings and conventions to Raleigh and Wake County. 1. What three principles do you and your team employ when trying to book a group? Integrity It is...

Meet Me in Raleigh

Friday, May 11, 2018, 1pm by Tina Valdecañas

Despite the rise of webinars, screen-sharing, SlideShare and a host of other ways to communicate and collaborate, humans still seek opportunities to convene and meet in person. This is good news for destinations that rely on meetings and conventions as a visitor stream. Finding ways to leverage this
GRCVB's official tourism website, visitRaleigh.com, draws over 2.3 million sessions annually from engaged leisure and business travelers/clients. Those users are on our site for one reason—because they are planning to visit our area and spend money here. Every hospitality partner in Wake...

Backgrounder: Loren J. Gold

Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm by visitRaleigh

A few months ago, we published a Tourism Talk blog called " Backgrounder: Dennis Edwards, " a resumé of sorts about our president and CEO. We are sharing these because we want you to know about the rich professional backgrounds that CVB leaders bring to the county. Today, we're...

2018-2019 Official Visitors Guide

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2pm by Karen DeSollar

The 2018-2019 edition of the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County has been put to bed (in printer terminology), and we’ll see the first copies for area distribution in May. If you have ever worked on any editorial project, you understand the task at hand. There’s...

More Developments on the Horizon

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6pm by visitRaleigh

We told you earlier in the year about some of the new projects in the area that we have been looking forward to sharing with visitors. Some of these are ready (the new parking deck at The Dillon is open, the ribbon-cutting at Union Station is scheduled for April 30, 2018, and Wahlburgers is poised

Who’s Visiting and Why?

Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 1pm by Tina Valdecañas

Whenever I travel in and out of RDU International Airport , I always wonder who my fellow travelers are— partially from my perspective as someone who works closely with our region’s hospitality industries, and partially as a resident who is just curious to know who is checking out this...

Talking Sports with Dupree

Monday, April 02, 2018, 6am by visitRaleigh

We all know we live in area that’s all about its sports—especially this time of year. And you probably know that the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) is the sports marketing arm of the Greater Raleigh CVB. But here are few things you may not know about sporting events in the...
For the second consecutive year, the GRCVB partnered with Wake County Economic Development, the City of Raleigh and Raleigh Convention Center to tell the region’s story at South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, March 11–14, 2018. The group exhibited in SXSW’s interactive...