Category - Role of the DMO

The GRCVB Sales Department works tirelessly each year with meeting/event professionals and area hotel partners in Wake County to book meetings, conventions and other events that drive visitation. For our area partners who use the Partner Information eXchange Login (PIXL) to securely receive and
We have been publishing a series of Tourism Talk blog posts we called "Backgrounders." We are sharing these because we want you to know about the rich professional experience that CVB leaders bring to the county. Today, we're providing background on the CVB's director of...
We've asked GRCVB's director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE, three lightning-round questions about the work she does to bring meetings and conventions to Raleigh and Wake County. 1. What three principles do you and your team employ when trying to book a group? Integrity It is...
GRCVB's official tourism website, visitRaleigh.com, draws over 2.3 million sessions annually from engaged leisure and business travelers/clients. Those users are on our site for one reason—because they are planning to visit our area and spend money here. Every hospitality partner in Wake...

Backgrounder: Loren J. Gold

Friday, April 27, 2018, 4pm by visitRaleigh

A few months ago, we published a Tourism Talk blog called " Backgrounder: Dennis Edwards, " a resumé of sorts about our president and CEO. We are sharing these because we want you to know about the rich professional backgrounds that CVB leaders bring to the county. Today, we're...

2018-2019 Official Visitors Guide

Friday, April 20, 2018, 2pm by Karen DeSollar

The 2018-2019 edition of the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County has been put to bed (in printer terminology), and we’ll see the first copies for area distribution in May. If you have ever worked on any editorial project, you understand the task at hand. There’s...

Talking Sports with Dupree

Monday, April 02, 2018, 6am by visitRaleigh

We all know we live in area that’s all about its sports—especially this time of year. And you probably know that the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) is the sports marketing arm of the Greater Raleigh CVB. But here are few things you may not know about sporting events in the...

Layering the Marketing Message

Thursday, February 15, 2018, 8am by Karen DeSollar

In the last few weeks, we have been sharing with you what our research tells us about visitors to Raleigh, N.C. ( Visitor Math: Jan. 14 ) and some of the rationale for why we promote the Raleigh area in the way we do. ( See the Jan. 21 blog about why we use the term and styling, Raleigh,...

Backgrounder: Dennis Edwards

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

Every chance we get, we try to “beat the drum” — tourism is a $2.4 billion business in Wake County, making it one of the county’s top income and employment generators. And as such, it should be considered with the import and significance it deserves. At the CVB, we take...

The Annual GRCVB Staff Retreat

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2pm by Karen DeSollar

Each year, the staff of the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau spends a full day at our Annual Retreat. Always in Jan., midway through our fiscal year, we schedule a day together (at one of our hospitality partners' venues) to talk about the year that has passed and the year ahead....