Tag - Advocacy

New Year Conversation with Dennis Edwards

Thursday, January 05, 2023, 12pm by visitRaleigh

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to check in with community leaders, to ask about their plans and dreams for the next 12 months, what's on their minds, what keeps them up at night, and in our case, what do all hospitality partners and stakeholders need to know about the big...
During the 2022 GRCVB Annual Meeting in August, president and CEO Dennis Edwards mentioned that the Bureau is participating in a comprehensive project to bring stability back to our hospitality workforce after the pandemic. "The City and County recently appropriated $1.25 million to Capital...

Back to School—Tourism U

Friday, September 16, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Since everyone else is heading back to school, we figured it was time for us, too, so we are bringing back live and in-person Tourism U classes, GRCVB's award-winning learning track for tourism and destination education. We launched Tourism U 100 Level in 2019 and tested several in-person...
GRCVB hosted its 35th Annual Meeting on Thurs., Aug. 18, 2022, at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Here’s a summary of the meeting... GRCVB Board of Directors chair Mark Zimmerman reported top-line 2021 and 2022 tourism numbers. At the close of the...
Featuring: Adam Sa cks is president of Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company dedicated to analytically-based consulting to the tourism sector. For more than two decades, Adam has worked with destinations, industry associations and companies around the world in the areas of opportunity and

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...