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.

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...

Fall Tourism Talk Live!

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

It's finally beginning to feel like fall in Raleigh and Wake County. The leaves are changing, the temperature is starting to cool, and we're looking ahead to the holidays and new year. What better time to meet with friends and colleagues to network and share destination marketing updates...
Here at GRCVB, we talk a lot about the various tools we share with partners to help get them in front of leisure and business visitors. One such tool is our Partner Information eXchange Login (PIXL), which many of our hotel partners know well thanks to our opportunities (leads) module that allows

Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, May 13, 2022, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

So far, 2022 has been an exciting return to form for Raleigh and Wake County tourism. With outdoor sports events never having left, festivals bouncing back from dormant years prior and conventions/meeting groups returning en masse, leisure and group business, it seems, are back. And it's only...

Q&A: Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, March 04, 2022, 4pm by Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

Tourism Talk Live is back again in 2022, and we're excited to share with you updates about destination marketing for Raleigh/Wake County during the upcoming season and fiscal year. For the uninitiated, we've written a Q&A to get you familiarized. What is Tourism Talk Live? Tourism Talk...

Tourism Talk Live is Back!

Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 3pm by Andrew H. Baker, CGSP®

And we're back! After a pause due to unforeseen in-person circumstances (insert your unprecedented times here), Tourism Talk Live will convene once again on Thurs., Nov. 18, at 10:30am. We cannot wait to see you! If you're new to the term, Tourism Talk Live is GRCVB's quarterly update...
At GRCVB we believe that our local partners are the backbone of what makes Raleigh and Wake County truly a destination inspiring and enriching to visit. The official tourism website,, not only operates to help promote all Wake County visitor-facing businesses free-of-charge, but