Category - Issues, Trends and Accolades

The 2023 Official Visitors Guide Is Available!

Thursday, January 26, 2023, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Big news! The 2023 Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County is off the press and ready to circulate to visitors, clients, partners and stakeholders. It's especially big news this year because the last guide GRCVB published went to press in April 2020, thus (because of the...

New Year Conversation with Dennis Edwards

Thursday, January 05, 2023, 12pm by visitRaleigh

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to check in with community leaders, to ask about their plans and dreams for the next 12 months, what's on their minds, what keeps them up at night, and in our case, what do all hospitality partners and stakeholders need to know about the big...
It’s been a great year for national and international media coverage of Raleigh and Wake County. We have been mentioned in some of the largest media outlets in the world throughout the year, and together this earned coverage accounts for hundreds of millions of impressions about our...

GRCVB's Top 10 Resources List 2022

Friday, November 18, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

It's about this time of year that we start seeing the end of the year Top 10 lists—for example, top 10 news stories or top 10 scandals of 2022. We decided we'd be a part of that trend by serving up GRCVB's lists of top 10 resources we use or look to in our work that we think...
In early Aug. 2022, the Raleigh Convention Center and downtown Raleigh hosted The Kennedy Center's Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD ® ) conference. The event brought several hundred leaders from around the country and parts of the world to Raleigh to talk about and work on...
A report released Aug. 18 by GRCVB revealed that Wake County welcomed 15.8 million visitors in 2021, a 23% increase over 2020. These nearly 16 million visitors who traveled to Wake County spent $2.3 billion in our community, a 40% increase over 2020. After numbers declined in 2020, both visitation