Category - Business of Hospitality

A few weeks ago, we published a Tourism Talk blog post called Raleigh, N.C., Gets Ready for LEAD ® , the Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability conference which purposes to “advance the full inclusion of people with disabilities in arts and culture.” LEAD...
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

Raleigh, N.C., Gets Ready for LEAD®

Friday, May 20, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh

It doesn’t seem possible, but it was two-and-a-half years ago that GRCVB hosted its first accessibility training event for area business partners and stakeholders, All Access Wake County. We told you then that the All Access initiative was an important one for the destination, and at that...

GRCVB's 2022-2023 Business Plan

Friday, April 22, 2022, 8am by visitRaleigh

Let us clue you in about a great resource on visitRaleigh.com. The Partners section of our website has all kinds of great information and resources for area hospitality businesses/organizations, including access to PIXL, links to all the parts and pieces of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP),
We love that festivals and signature events are back and in a big way! Dreamville Festival 2022 helped lead the way on April 2-3 at Dorothea Dix Park. The festival's PR team estimates the gate at 80,000 over these two, music-filled days. Here are just a few of the images that were collected by...

George Hage and the VIC Windows

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12pm by Karen DeSollar

If you haven't visited the official Visitor Information Center (VIC) in downtown Raleigh recently, stop by and take a look. The walls are sporting a vibrant red which gives the space a new energy. Kessa Stevens, CGSP ® , GRCVB's VIC manager, is on hand to answer questions and provide...

We'll Miss You, Dave Olsen

Friday, February 04, 2022, 12pm by D. Scott Dupree

We lost an all-timer last week, and as a result the Raleigh sports industry will never be quite the same. Davin “Dave” Olsen arrived in Raleigh, from Hartford, with the Carolina Hurricanes in the late ʼ90s. For the past 25 years or so he was the general manager of PNC Arena and,...

GRCVB Drives Economic Recovery in Wake County

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Why tourism matters. We talk about that a lot, but the relevance of tourism to the health and vitality of Raleigh and Wake County has never been more apparent since the pandemic began. We are teaming with Destinations International, the international association for destination management and our