Category - Role of the DMO

Back in 2015, GRCVB first expanded its promotion of signature experiences for visitors of all types, developing a Things to Do webpage that showcased a curated collection of personal tours and hands-on encounters in Raleigh/Wake County. All these experiences were suited for small groups (e.g.,
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,...