Category - Growth and the Future

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...

Putting It All Together

Friday, June 08, 2018, 8am by Tina Valdecañas

As graduation season comes to an end, thousands of new graduates throughout the region are packing up the knowledge and experience they’ve gained over the last few years and embarking on an adventure to put that wisdom into practice. In a similar vein, the GRCVB, our hospitality partners and...

Meet Me in Raleigh

Friday, May 11, 2018, 1pm by Tina Valdecañas

Despite the rise of webinars, screen-sharing, SlideShare and a host of other ways to communicate and collaborate, humans still seek opportunities to convene and meet in person. This is good news for destinations that rely on meetings and conventions as a visitor stream. Finding ways to leverage this

More Developments on the Horizon

Sunday, April 15, 2018, 6pm by visitRaleigh

We told you earlier in the year about some of the new projects in the area that we have been looking forward to sharing with visitors. Some of these are ready (the new parking deck at The Dillon is open, the ribbon-cutting at Union Station is scheduled for April 30, 2018, and Wahlburgers is poised

Who’s Visiting and Why?

Wednesday, April 04, 2018, 1pm by Tina Valdecañas

Whenever I travel in and out of RDU International Airport , I always wonder who my fellow travelers are— partially from my perspective as someone who works closely with our region’s hospitality industries, and partially as a resident who is just curious to know who is checking out this...