Category - Role of the DMO

The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee at Destinations International, the global trade association for convention and visitors bureaus and their staffs, released an Allyship Letter on behalf of its global membership on June 29. As with so many aspects of our society, there are long-standing,

Five Years of Tourism Talk Blogs

Friday, June 24, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

This week marks an anniversary for us here on the editorial side of the Tourism Talk blog. It was five years ago, in July 2017, that GRCVB’s Tourism Talk blog was launched, focusing on the “business of tourism” in our area. “This new blog is intended for the Wake County...
Here at GRCVB, we talk a lot about the various tools we share with partners to help get them in front of leisure and business visitors. One such tool is our Partner Information eXchange Login (PIXL), which many of our hotel partners know well thanks to our opportunities (leads) module that allows
Raleigh, N.C. (May 19, 2022) – Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) has released the Wake County Tourism Industry Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. All key performance indicators and tax collections for the hospitality industry in Wake County are up...

Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, May 13, 2022, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

So far, 2022 has been an exciting return to form for Raleigh and Wake County tourism. With outdoor sports events never having left, festivals bouncing back from dormant years prior and conventions/meeting groups returning en masse, leisure and group business, it seems, are back. And it's only...
Open your calendar! We want to make sure you have saved the date for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 18, 2022 A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 10-11am Networking and light breakfast: 9am In addition to the presentation of industry awards and other

GRCVB's 2022-2023 Business Plan

Friday, April 22, 2022, 8am by visitRaleigh

Let us clue you in about a great resource on visitRaleigh.com. The Partners section of our website has all kinds of great information and resources for area hospitality businesses/organizations, including access to PIXL, links to all the parts and pieces of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP),

Mr. Edwards Goes to Washington

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10am by visitRaleigh

Representatives from North Carolina travel and tourism, including GRCVB president and CEO Dennis Edwards, were in Washington, D.C., recently for Destination Capitol Hill, the U.S. Travel Association’s annual event for leaders in the travel sector. The group had successful meetings with Sen....
Because we often field some of the same questions about GRCVB and the work we do, we are summarizing here some information we'd like all stakeholders and partners to know about the Bureau as an organization and our role in the community. Question 1: Exactly what kind of entity is GRCVB, and to...
Last week, several of the Bureau's key staffers attended the statewide travel and tourism industry conference Visit North Carolina 365. Destination marketing organizations, major attractions, their advertising agencies and others from across the state gather each year to network professionally...