Category - Business of Hospitality

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...
In follow-up to past posts featuring GRCVB’s tourism research , let’s delve even more into the makeup of the average visitor to Raleigh/Wake County. Today’s stats give us insights into how we can optimize promotions to the area’s overnight visitors, including cooperative...

Introducing PIXL 2.0!

Sunday, February 25, 2018, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

If you’re an avid reader of our Tourism Talk blog, we hope you already know what PIXL stands for. As we prepared to launch the new visitRaleigh.com last year, we spent plenty of time talking to our area partners about updating and maintaining their listings via the Partner Information...

Visitor Math

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 3pm by Karen DeSollar

We hope your January is going well so far! About this time of year, we at the CVB start giving thought to our next fiscal year’s (July-June) Business Plan. (You can find a copy of the plan for the 2017-2018 year here .) Each department at the Bureau gives thought to their priorities and goals...
If you have been in any of our partner meetings recently, you know that we have been working this past year on a complete redesign of visitRaleigh.com . We launched the new site quietly last Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, to allow us to work out any glitches before we called too much new attention to it. We

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,...

Economic Impacts of World of Bluegrass 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 3am by visitRaleigh

A few weeks ago in this Tourism Talk blog, GRCVB executive vice president Loren Gold answered a few questions about the International Bluegrass Music Association's (IBMA's) World of Bluegrass week in Raleigh and hinted at the expected economic impacts from IBMA’s annual business...