Tag - Advocacy

Report from Dennis Edwards, July 2019

Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

The Wake County Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) is garnering international attention. The Destinations International Annual Convention is happening this week in St. Louis, where over 1,600 representatives from convention and visitors bureaus from around the world will be attending. I have been
Invitations for the 2019 GRCVB Annual Meeting are in the mail queue (both snail mail and email). If you haven’t gotten yours already, be watching for it to appear in the next few days. We love Annual Meeting season around here because it’s our chance to show area hospitality partners ,...

Report from Dennis Edwards, June 2019

Friday, June 21, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Hospitality tax stakeholders City and County leaders hosted a hospitality tax stakeholders meeting at Marbles Kids Museum on June 19. I would like to congratulate the County Manager and Raleigh City Manager and their staffs on developing the proposal and for the transparency of the process . I

Report from Dennis Edwards, May 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10am by visitRaleigh

One key recommendation from the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) was a call for sports tourism strategies to grow the area’s reputation around esports, including hosting competitive video-gaming events. Six Major Raleigh With that in mind, we're pleased to announce that Ubisoft ® in...

National Travel and Tourism Week

Sunday, May 05, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

We are joining with the U.S. Travel Association this week to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). You have heard us say this before, but Tourism Matters. And here's why... Why travel matters in Raleigh, N.C. We pass popular tourist sites like Marbles Kids Museum every day; we may...

Report from Dennis Edwards, April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

We continue to make progress on Destination 2028 . Esports and event metrics Esports was a major opportunity under the Sports priority of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP). I'm pleased to report that we have booked our first esports event, which will bring in more than 3,500 competitors and

Report from Dennis Edwards, March 2019

Friday, March 22, 2019, 10am by visitRaleigh

Last month, my report included updates about Wake County Hospitality Tax Review stakeholders meetings. Two additional meetings have taken place since then. On Feb. 28, 2019: Raleigh Convention Center presented the need for improvements at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and the

Report from Dennis Edwards, February 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2pm by visitRaleigh

In our ongoing effort to keep our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about notable and recent developments which affect tourism, we are publishing monthly updates from president and CEO Dennis Edwards. Here are highlights from Denny for February: We are pleased to announce...

Fans of Tourism

Friday, February 01, 2019, 5pm by visitRaleigh

In the first Tourism Talk post of 2019 , we outlined the three talking points GRCVB will be reiterating in much of our communication this year. The first of those and perhaps the most important is the Value of Tourism . We explained in detail why tourism matters to Wake County in the second post of

Report from Dennis Edwards, January 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7pm by visitRaleigh

We want to make sure we’re keeping our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about how Destination 2028 is progressing, as well as with other notable, recent developments which affect tourism. To that end, we are publishing a monthly update from president and CEO Dennis...