Category - Growth and the Future

Just as Raleigh and Wake County continue to grow, GRCVB is growing within its ranks. Last week we welcomed Abigail Bekele to the Bureau as our social media coordinator. She will be working alongside assistant director of marketing and communications Michael Robson to execute new and exciting social
In the last few weeks, GRCVB has hired two new employees, and we want to introduce you to those newest team members today. We will begin with a new hire in the Marketing and Communications Department, design manager Amber Harmon. Amber is replacing current creative director Karen DeSollar, who will

2022 Wake County Visitation Figures Released

Thursday, August 17, 2023, 12pm by visitRaleigh

A report released last week by GRCVB revealed that Wake County welcomed 17.8 million visitors in 2022, a 12.9% increase over 2021. These nearly 18 million visitors who traveled to Wake County spent a record-breaking $3 billion in the community, a 26.1% increase over 2021. After numbers declined in

What Do the Little Letters Mean?

Friday, March 24, 2023, 10am by visitRaleigh

In this case, we're referring to the letters after the names of GRCVB staff on our business cards, in email signatures or in publications. Those letters refer to advanced credentials and training programs in the hospitality, events and tourism industries. That means these staff members have...
We have been working recently on a project that is unique for us, but we hope will be of value to our partners and to our youngest visitors. GRCVB's marketing staff recently teamed with Beeloo, a company with local ties that creates free printables for kids. There are hundreds of options...
During the 2022 GRCVB Annual Meeting in August, president and CEO Dennis Edwards mentioned that the Bureau is participating in a comprehensive project to bring stability back to our hospitality workforce after the pandemic. "The City and County recently appropriated $1.25 million to Capital...

Five Years of Tourism Talk Blogs

Friday, June 24, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

This week marks an anniversary for us here on the editorial side of the Tourism Talk blog. It was five years ago, in July 2017, that GRCVB’s Tourism Talk blog was launched, focusing on the “business of tourism” in our area. “This new blog is intended for the Wake County...