Category - Role of the DMO

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....
If you have been in any of our partner meetings recently, you know that we have been working this past year on a complete redesign of . We launched the new site quietly last Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, to allow us to work out any glitches before we called too much new attention to it. We
Because we are often asked these same nuts-and-bolts questions about the workings of GRCVB, we thought we would provide you with this important and foundational information about the Bureau all in one place. Question 1: Exactly what kind of entity is GRCVB, and to whom do you report? The GRCVB is an

Three Questions with Loren Gold

Friday, September 22, 2017, 8am by visitRaleigh

...about PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass You’re tri-chair of the World of Bluegrass Raleigh Local Organizing Committee (LOC). Who is on the committee, and how do members work together to make the Wide Open Bluegrass event especially happen? I, along with our other tri-chairs, Laurie Okun,...

Helping Us Help You with PR

Friday, September 15, 2017, 6am by visitRaleigh

Scott Peacock is the Greater Raleigh CVB’s director of public relations; he also oversees the Bureau's international tourism sales and marketing strategy. ............ Along with PR manager Jessica Holt, Scott is responsible for working with travel, lifestyle and culinary journalists to...

Emergency Preparedness and Visitors

Friday, September 08, 2017, 8am by visitRaleigh

Since we may be feeling some effects of Hurricane Irma on this Sept. 11, we thought we would mention a couple of key points about communication during a crisis in Wake County, specifically as it relates to visitors.* 1. If an emergency situation occurs in Wake County that has the potential to

About the Business of Tourism

Friday, July 07, 2017, 7am by visitRaleigh

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Tourism Talk blog. This new blog is intended for the Wake County hospitality community, business and corporate supporters, local residents, local governments and elected officials and will focus on the business of tourism in our area. In next week's blog