Tag - Attractions

Raleigh, N.C., Gets Ready for LEAD®

Friday, May 20, 2022, 9am by visitRaleigh

It doesn’t seem possible, but it was two-and-a-half years ago that GRCVB hosted its first accessibility training event for area business partners and stakeholders, All Access Wake County. We told you then that the All Access initiative was an important one for the destination, and at that...
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
We love that festivals and signature events are back and in a big way! Dreamville Festival 2022 helped lead the way on April 2-3 at Dorothea Dix Park. The festival's PR team estimates the gate at 80,000 over these two, music-filled days. Here are just a few of the images that were collected by...
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...

George Hage and the VIC Windows

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12pm by Karen DeSollar

If you haven't visited the official Visitor Information Center (VIC) in downtown Raleigh recently, stop by and take a look. The walls are sporting a vibrant red which gives the space a new energy. Kessa Stevens, CGSP ® , GRCVB's VIC manager, is on hand to answer questions and provide...
A few weeks ago, we published in the Tourism Talk blog the first Tourism Talk microcast in which GRCVB's executive vice president Loren J. Gold described a piece of legislation that creates production tax incentives for groups wanting to plan esports events in Wake County and North Carolina....
Like it did with virtually everything else, the pandemic affected implementation of the 10-year Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) we launched in 2018. Some of the eight priorities in the DSP had to be shuffled in 2020, some received different levels of focus this fiscal year than originally expected,

We'll Miss You, Dave Olsen

Friday, February 04, 2022, 12pm by D. Scott Dupree

We lost an all-timer last week, and as a result the Raleigh sports industry will never be quite the same. Davin “Dave” Olsen arrived in Raleigh, from Hartford, with the Carolina Hurricanes in the late ʼ90s. For the past 25 years or so he was the general manager of PNC Arena and,...