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Category - Role of the DMO

Still Saying Thanks

Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12pm by Karen DeSollar

About this time every year (at least for the last three years), we have published a “Reasons to be Thankful for Visitors” Tourism Talk blog. (It is the season, after all.) In 2019, we noted 700+ reasons to be grateful for visitors and what they bring to Wake County. Within that number...
One of the important responsibilities that GRCVB bears for Wake County is the collection and constant monitoring of tourism-related statistics. As you can imagine during the past year, we have seen some jubilant highs and jarring lows as tourism numbers, across the board, have been reported. As is
We have been reporting on GRCVB's launch of a comprehensive marketing campaign supporting area tourism's rebuild and recovery, themed “Wish You Were Here” (WYWH), in Aug. 2020. Through WYWH messaging, we are doing our best to persuade potential visitors (individual families...
The GRCVB team has worked hard to be diligent and creative in the way we do our jobs during the pandemic. The situation has required us to rethink and reinvent many of the tactics we use to promote Raleigh, N.C., to leisure visitors, sports event planners and especially convention planning
Everywhere we go these days, someone is taking our temperature. So this week, we are "taking the temperature" of GRCVB and of tourism in Wake County. We asked Dennis Edwards for his honest appraisal of the current pandemic situation from his role as president and CEO, its impact on the...
As announced in the GRCVB Annual Meeting on Aug. 26 and further outlined in our Sept. 30 Coronavirus Briefing, the Bureau is currently investing in two major photo/video projects around Wake County, to respond to special needs being felt by the destination’s customers as well as by our area...

An Update on Tourism U

Thursday, October 08, 2020, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

GRCVB, just like many organizations throughout Wake County, has learned to evolve and discover how best to sustain its core mission in the ever-changing landscape of 2020. Many plans disrupted this year required fresh creativity and a willingness to pivot to make them work. That went doubly so for

GRCVB's 2019-2020 Annual Report

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3pm by visitRaleigh

We hope you had a chance to be part of our virtual Annual Meeting last month. If you weren’t able to see it live, we have published a synopsis here, and the recording is available at this link. In his comments, GRCVB president and CEO Dennis Edwards provided 2019 data, including the total...