Category - Business of Hospitality

Most sports fans know that the NFL Draft Combine is held every year in Indianapolis. But they may not know that the first-ever Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft Combine was held last month right here in Cary and Raleigh. The inaugural event featured approximately 175 of the premier college and high

IBMA Returns to Raleigh

Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1pm by visitRaleigh

Start tuning up those banjos and dust off your boots—IBMA World of Bluegrass is coming back! We’re excited to announce that the International Bluegrass Music Association and local planning team are working on a full schedule of festival events, along with a few virtual additions and...

Virtual Hospitality Job Fair

Thursday, May 13, 2021, 8am by visitRaleigh

We feel your pain. We are hearing from all sides about how hard it is to find staffing across the hospitality industries right now. It's not just us either—this is a national problem. GRCVB wants to help. It's a little early in the recovery period for a full, in-person job fair for...
Now that many of us are sporting red Walgreens bandages on our arms after first and second vaccine doses, the light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel seems brighter than ever. There are sports groups (and big ones) already on their way for national championships and tournaments in Wake County this

Updates from NCRLA Call with Area Partners

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5pm by visitRaleigh

GRCVB and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) hosted a virtual meeting on Thurs., March 18, 2021, to share the latest developments related to Wake County's hospitality sector and NCRLA's plan for tourism rebuild/recovery advocacy. This is the first of two reports...
Sports was hit especially hard by the pandemic. And sports will lead our recovery here in Wake County. Those statements provide a good summary about the importance of the sports event industry to our local economy. Looking back, the local sports industry was basically crushed by the onset of the
The Greater Raleigh Esports Local Organizing Committee (GRELOC) is a diverse group of civic, sports and business leaders who support the growth of esports and gaming activities here. The group, which aligns to one market segment being pursued by the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRCVB's...

Report from Dennis Edwards, February 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021, 8am by visitRaleigh

As we have reported in the past, the Greater Raleigh CVB received $1.25 million in CARES Act funds from Wake County on Aug. 11, 2020. The County agreement required the funds to be spent by Dec. 30, 2020, which meant we had a little over four months to create and execute a sales and marketing plan

Visit Raleigh Studio: 360° Virtual Tours

Friday, February 12, 2021, 8am by visitRaleigh

Last week, we were delighted to share with you a project we have been working on at GRCVB during the pandemic (and before). Visit Raleigh Studio is a curated collection of digital assets (video footage, including from aerial drones at over 75 sites around the county), 360° virtual tours of 90

VIC Renovation Part of CARES Act Funding

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 10am by visitRaleigh

As we have reported throughout fall 2020 and into 2021, GRCVB was grateful to have received CARES Act funding through Wake County. We have written in previous Tourism Talk posts about how the funds were allotted for four, significant tourism projects during that time. One of those projects that is