Author: Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®, is marketing manager at the Greater Raleigh CVB and works directly with local partners to help promote Raleigh, N.C., as a destination of smart, savvy and passionate people.

It's June, and it feels like summer is off and running, which means it is Pride Month; hospitality partners around Raleigh and Wake County can celebrate in many ways, thanks to the multitude of Pride events happening. For partners looking to actively welcome LGBTQ travelers to the area, GRCVB...
Even in 2019, GRCVB was touting Wake County's booming beer scene thanks, in part, to passage of the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act. A pandemic, a recovery and a few years later, the craft beer scene is as strong as ever and still a vital part of visitation to Raleigh, N.C. To...
If you are familiar with GRCVB, you might have heard of or attended Tourism U, an advocacy program focused on tourism and destination education. If not, we would love to meet with you and your team. (Email us here if you're interested in setting up a Tourism U 100 session for your staff!) We...
It's 2024, and we're excited to kick off a new year with another Tourism Talk Live! For the uninitiated, Tourism Talk Live is GRCVB's quarterly marketing update meeting in which we share with our partners what we've been up to and how we can work together better in the future to...
By November it's finally feeling like fall, and we're excited to get together with our partners for this quarter's Tourism Talk Live! For new partners who don't know, Tourism Talk Live is GRCVB's quarterly marketing update meeting, where we share initiatives we have worked...
At GRCVB we work collaboratively with many entities around Wake County to promote visitation to the area. Be it with our hotel partners, convention center colleagues or local food/beverage businesses, we also strive to showcase the passionate people who make Raleigh, N.C., a destination worth
Pride Month is in full swing here in Wake County, and GRCVB is celebrating alongside Raleigh Pride's slate of events and this weekend's Out! Raleigh Pride with resources for incoming LGBTQ travelers. Through sharing LGBTQ shopping options to nightlife and dining, GRCVB wants all visitors,...

Spring Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, April 28, 2023, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

We're getting together in May and hope you'll join us! Once again, GRCVB invites area partners to join us at our Spring Tourism Talk Live to hear updates from staff as well as guest speakers. For those new to Raleigh area hospitality, Tourism Talk Live is GRCVB's quarterly marketing...
You have probably seen GRCVB's Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County . We publish 100,000 visitors guides each year and circulate them free of charge to local partners (e.g., hotels, museums and other attractions) and regional partners (train stations, interstate welcome...