Author: visitRaleigh
The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official and accredited destination marketing organization (DMO) for all of Wake County.
We have been publishing a series of Tourism Talk blog posts we called "Backgrounders." We are sharing these because we want you to know about the rich professional experience that CVB leaders bring to the county. Today, we're providing background on the CVB's director of...
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...

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...

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

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...

Backgrounder: Dennis Edwards

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

Every chance we get, we try to “beat the drum” — tourism is a $2.4 billion business in Wake County, making it one of the county’s top income and employment generators. And as such, it should be considered with the import and significance it deserves. At the CVB, we take...
Because we are often asked these same nuts-and-bolts questions about the workings of GRCVB, we thought we would provide you with this important and foundational information about the Bureau all in one place. Question 1: Exactly what kind of entity is GRCVB, and to whom do you report? The GRCVB is an
GRCVB's director of services Julie Brakenbury, CGSP®, has a heart for making sure that visitors to Raleigh and Wake County have full access to all of our attractions, assets and services. Here she answers three important questions about this issue. From your standpoint as director of...

663 Reasons to be Thankful for Visitors

Friday, November 17, 2017, 7am by visitRaleigh

Happy Thanksgiving week! Those of us who work in the hospitality industries in Wake County talk everyday about how grateful we are for visitors to our area. We love showing off all of Raleigh’s assets, and we know that our businesses benefit from hosting out-of-town guests. In fact,...

Join Us at Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, October 27, 2017, 7am by visitRaleigh

We at GRCVB are doing our best to make sure our hospitality industry partners and other interested onlookers grasp the power of tourism in Wake County. We're talking about a multibillion-dollar sector of the local economy, directly supporting more than 25,500 jobs (in fact, there only 10...