Tag - Boards and Committees

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...
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,

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....
With 2021 winding down, here are 21 things in the Greater Raleigh sports tourism industry that I’m thankful for as we head into the holiday season: 1. Our GRSA staff. You won’t find a better or more hard-working group anywhere in America. That would be Tori Collins, Jason Philbeck,...
The Wake County Board of Commissioners allocated $2.67 million of their American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to the GRCVB in late summer 2021, which was included in our 2021-2022 fiscal-year budget and business plan. These funds brought our budget back to nearly pre-COVID levels and put us in a

NCDOT Creates Litter Task Force

Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2pm by visitRaleigh

One reason millions of visitors come to North Carolina is for its natural beauty as seen from scenic roadways. Unfortunately, we are still facing challenges with litter along our interstates, freeways and many of our local and state roads. We all know that litter is unsightly, it damages our