Category - Business of Hospitality

Hospitality employers—please make sure this is on your radar. The second annual Wake County Hospitality Job Fair has been scheduled for Tues., March 5, 2019, at the Raleigh Convention Center. Four local partners are collaborating to host the fair: Capital Area Workforce Development, the North
Imagine if Hallmark offered in tourism section in their stores. Those cards might read something like this— Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, it is once again time to give thanks for the many blessings and benefits that are ours. For those of us who live in Wake County and work in...
We were delighted to release this information to the media last week, and we're presenting it here again—in case you missed it (ICYMI). The news is good—tourism in Wake County is alive and well! ....... Tourism in Wake County Continues to Grow to Record Heights Raleigh Area...

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,...