Author: Andrew H. Baker

Andrew Baker 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.

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

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

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

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, visitRaleigh.com, not only operates to help promote all Wake County visitor-facing businesses free-of-charge, but

An Update on Tourism U

Thursday, October 08, 2020, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

GRCVB, just like many organizations throughout Wake County, has learned to evolve and discover how best to sustain its core mission in the ever-changing landscape of 2020. Many plans disrupted this year required fresh creativity and a willingness to pivot to make them work. That went doubly so for

Ensuring Tourism’s Return, in PIXL

Monday, June 01, 2020, 11am by Andrew H. Baker

Long before N.C. began to see an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, hospitality partners throughout Raleigh and Wake County responded to preserve their business/customer relationships in numerous ways and have remained vigilant, ensuring the future of area tourism in 2020 and beyond. Before the
If you follow our blog posts closely (like we hope you do), you'll recall our highlight reel of several Wake County partners that work with GRCVB to tell the story of Raleigh and Wake County. This week, we're back again with a spotlight on more local partners who work with us specially...
If you're reading this Tourism Talk blog post, you most likely received it through our Tourism Talk E-newsletter, which goes out to partners throughout Wake County each Mon. morning. And if you've been a partner with GRCVB for long, you've probably received an invitation to one of our...

The Raleigh Beer Trail

Friday, June 07, 2019, 3pm by Andrew H. Baker

Raleigh, N.C., has seen exponential growth in its beer scene over the past decade, and with the recent signing of House Bill 363, the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act, Wake County and North Carolina breweries are poised to grow even more with their sales. From a visitation standpoint,