It's about this time of year that we start seeing the end of the year Top 10 lists—for example, top 10 news stories or top 10 scandals of 2022.

We decided we'd be a part of that trend by serving up GRCVB's lists of top 10 resources we use or look to in our work that we think may be helpful to you, too. Today we're listing the top 10 social media accounts we find valuable, top 10 websites we frequent and the top 10 professional development, leadership or tourism-related books from which we have learned the most in 2022.

Let us know in the comments if you agree or if you have other nominations.

Top 10 social media accounts of 2022

  • @raleighisgrowing—showcases fun, new places to try
  • @raltoday—RALtoday is a great daily newsletter filled with hyperlocal content 
  • @natgeotravel—inspirational and unique views on travel and destinations 
  • @olderaleigh—a look back at where we’ve come from 
  • @skiftnews—always insightful travel news! 
  • @destinationthink—a go-to source for destination marketing trends for nearly the past decade 
  • @raleighskyline—showcases the work of local photographer Matt Robinson; he posts almost every day, and his images of our area are spectacular
  • @shopcurateraleigh—a downtown Raleigh shop filled with local maker’s goods; always an excellent choice for local gifts
  • @thisisraleigh—always sharing hidden gems and new experiences in Wake County
  • @waltermagazine—stay up-to-date on all things Raleigh

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Top 10 websites we frequented in 2022

  • Destinations International—resource for DMOs, from educational content to opportunities to network with peers across the country and share ideas/best practices
  • Downtown Raleigh Alliance—a great resource for detailed information on downtown Raleigh, where GRCVB is headquartered
  • Freepik—a subscription service for photography, vector art, Photoshop filters; couldn't live without it
  • Jotform—easy-peasy survey-building
  • Rallly (three Ls)—a clean, free meeting-scheduling tool; better than Doodle because there are no ads
  • Simpleview blog—stay up-to-date on CVB industry platform news, plus other digital trends
  • Travel + Leisure—to discover new travel ideas, destinations, insider tips and inspiration for how to better showcase Raleigh competitively to travelers all over the world
  • USAE—stay informed on CVB news
  • Visit North Carolina—information about the whole state and another perspective of Raleigh and Wake County
  • Wake County Economic Development—great info on what's happening or going to happen in Wake County

Honorable mentions:

  •—keep up-to-date with journalists and other destinations
  • Skift—a great curator of tourism trends and news 

Top 10 tourism-related or professional development books in 2022

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