Category - Business of Hospitality

We’re excited to share the date for the 2020 Wake County Hospitality Job Fair. The Job Fair is a great opportunity to meet with interested candidates who can fill your need for staff and promote your business as a great place to work. Open your calendars and mark— Thurs., April 2, 2020...

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019, 8am by visitRaleigh

Quarterly report released GRCVB released its 2019 third-quarter industry report, and all indicators confirm that tourism is doing extremely well in Wake County. Hotel occupancy in the county is up 6.3%, running at 74.6% through Sept. year-to-date (YTD). Lodging tax collections are up 11.3% and
About this time every year, we all take time to give thanks for everything that we have been given. And about this time around the CVB, we take a moment to be grateful for visitors. In case you're wondering why, we can think of at least these 703 reasons. Reason Number 1: If you are reading...

The Impact of Bluegrass

Monday, November 11, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

In case you missed it, here's the press release that was distributed last week regarding the economic impact from 2019 World of Bluegrass. .......... New Free Model a Success for IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Biggest week in Bluegrass sees increase in overnight visitation and...

Report from Dennis Edwards, October 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019, 7am by visitRaleigh

I am pleased to inform you that the Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Raleigh City Council approved the following last week related to Interlocal Fund distributions: 1. A stadium feasibility study JLL (the same organization which conducted GRCVB's Destination Strategic Plan project...

Report from Dennis Edwards, September 2019

Friday, September 20, 2019, 1pm by visitRaleigh

After 11 months of a comprehensive and transparent process, the Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Raleigh City Council approved future distribution of the Interlocal Fund, which is a combination of the county’s lodging and prepared food and beverage tax revenues. The approved...

Report from Dennis Edwards, August 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

GRCVB released 2018 tourism numbers last week with some impressive results. Wake County welcomed 16.8 million visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.8% over 2017. These visitors who traveled to Wake County spent $2.7 billion, an increase of 7.2% over 2017. Both the numbers of visitors and visitor

First Person: From Interns at GRCVB

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8pm by visitRaleigh

You may not be aware that GRCVB hosts several interns in our Services and Sales Departments each summer. These enterprising students help our staff with logistics and prospecting or serving groups that arrive as well as participate in all kinds of projects, such as “Celebrate Services...

Report from Dennis Edwards, July 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

The Wake County Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) is garnering international attention. The Destinations International Annual Convention is happening this week in St. Louis, where over 1,400 representatives from convention and visitors bureaus from around the world will be attending. I have been

GRCVB's Destination Photo Library

Friday, July 12, 2019, 11am by visitRaleigh

Part of our job at GRCVB, specifically in the Marketing and Communications Department, is to create and maintain the destination photo library. Over the last 10+ years, we have accumulated more than 30,000 new images of Wake County, of area hospitality partner locations and venues, of events and