Category - Growth and the Future

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

As we move further into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan , we are making every effort to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about the work of GRCVB as Destination 2028 starts to take shape. To that end, here is president and CEO Dennis Edwards’s report to...

Report from Dennis Edwards, October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018, 6am by visitRaleigh

In last month’s Report from Dennis Edwards , we mentioned that, as we've moved into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP), we want to make sure we’re keeping our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about how Destination 2028 is...
If you were at the Strategy Session before GRCVB's Annual Meeting in August, you heard from Joe Milazzo. If you weren't, here's a summary of Joe's remarks about transportation in and around Wake County. The fast-growing Research Triangle Region is also "America's most...

The Baton Has Been Passed

Monday, October 01, 2018, 7am by Karen DeSollar

Beginning this month, we will be devoting one monthly Tourism Talk blog post to an update on the work of the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan's (DSP's) implementation, Destination 2028 . However, this week's update is an important demarcation in the DSP project. As we have been...

Destination 2028: The Work Begins

Sunday, September 09, 2018, 9pm by Tina Valdecañas

Thank you to everyone who attended GRCVB's Annual Meeting last month. As always, the gathering is an opportunity to celebrate the past year’s success and look forward to upcoming opportunities for our destination. This year’s Annual Meeting was a milestone in our Destination...
Last Thurs. at our Annual Meeting, GRCVB, along with hospitality-industry consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), unveiled the results of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) to grow tourism in Wake County to more than 21 million visitors annually by 2028. We thank those who attended and heard about
We have been sending invitations, emails and other updates these last few weeks about GRCVB's 2018 Annual Meeting , Thurs., Aug. 16, at the Raleigh Convention Center . Ticket sales are closed, so unless you already have a ticket, you will have to wait for the full report to be published online....
Perhaps not as hotly anticipated as Incredibles 2 yet the unveiling and launch of the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan at GRCVB's Annual Meeting on Aug. 16, 2018, will be an event you won’t want to miss. After more than a year of examining our area and its strengths as a tourist...
We hope by now you have seen the invitations for our 2018 Annual Meeting . It’s just a couple of weeks away, on Thurs., Aug. 16, 2018, at the Raleigh Convention Center , and will shine the spotlight on the results of the 13-month Wake County Destination Strategic Plan project. We consider...

Rolling Out the Plan

Friday, July 06, 2018, 11am by Tina Valdecañas

In June 2017, GRCVB contracted with Jones Lang LaSalle’s (JLL's) Hotels & Hospitality Group to help us develop a Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) to reach our goal of welcoming 21.7 million visitors by 2028. While the Bureau spearheaded the launch of the engagement with JLL, the plan...