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Category - Issues, Trends and Accolades

You may remember that, in Nov. 2019, GRCVB launched its All Access Wake County initiative, which purposes: to educate and train Wake County hospitality partners with information they can use immediately and long-term to provide effective servicing to guests with accessibility challenges; to call

Update on the R-LINE

Friday, January 17, 2020, 3pm by visitRaleigh

If you live or work in downtown Raleigh, you are familiar with and may be reliant on the R-LINE, the free, hybrid-electric, circulator bus service. When we're promoting downtown as a destination for leisure and meeting/convention visitors, we often include mention of the R-LINE, which makes...

Top 10 Tourism Highlights for 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 9pm by visitRaleigh

Everybody loves a “Year in Review” list. Here are our picks for the top 10 highlights in Wake County tourism for 2019 (YMMV). 10] The opening of new, high-profile restaurants helmed by celebrity chefs Jolie Scott Crawford—a five-time James Beard Foundation semifinalist for Best...

AudioEye Launches on visitRaleigh.com

Friday, December 13, 2019, 11am by Vimal Vyas

If you attended “All Access Wake County” on Nov. 18, you know that accessibility is an important priority for GRCVB right now. You might also have noticed that, since July, visitRaleigh.com has been undergoing a certification process for AudioEye, a tool that provides valuable...

The Raleigh Beer Trail

Friday, June 07, 2019, 3pm by Andrew H. Baker

Raleigh, N.C., has seen exponential growth in its beer scene over the past decade, and with the recent signing of House Bill 363, the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act, Wake County and North Carolina breweries are poised to grow even more with their sales. From a visitation standpoint,
I’m taking the opportunity today to brag about a couple of my coworkers, specifically senior marketing manager Derek Allman, CHIA, and content marketing manager Michael Robson. I consider them to be Internet marketing wunderkinds, being in the early phases of their careers but having great...
In our world of planning for meetings, conventions and events, hardly a week goes by that we don’t read another article on event security, attendee safety, active-shooter training and more. It’s a hard reality, too, that some weeks carry the news of yet another terrible incident....
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...

People First: Q&A with Dr. Shahab Nazari

Wednesday, August 01, 2018, 4pm by visitRaleigh

In our “Putting People First” post, we introduced North Carolina State University’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and People-First Tourism (P1t), Inc., the first tech-based social startup to spin off from N.C. State. The university’s spinoff and...
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...