Tag - Boards and Committees

At GRCVB, there seems to be a cycle of buzzwords that we use in our meetings and hallway conversations. In the last year or two, I have heard master plan, disruption, deep dive and "move the needle" tossed around quite a bit. One phrase that has always been around but that we’re...

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

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...

Report from Dennis Edwards, December 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018, 4pm by visitRaleigh

As we've moved into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP), 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 other notable recent developments which affect...

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

As we move further into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan , we are making every effort to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about the work of GRCVB as Destination 2028 starts to take shape. To that end, here is president and CEO Dennis Edwards’s report to...

Report from Dennis Edwards, October 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018, 6am by visitRaleigh

In last month’s Report from Dennis Edwards , we mentioned that, as we've moved into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP), we want to make sure we’re keeping our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about how Destination 2028 is...

The Baton Has Been Passed

Monday, October 01, 2018, 7am by Karen DeSollar

Beginning this month, we will be devoting one monthly Tourism Talk blog post to an update on the work of the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan's (DSP's) implementation, Destination 2028 . However, this week's update is an important demarcation in the DSP project. As we have been...

Report from Dennis Edwards, September 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2pm by visitRaleigh

The completion of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP, the research and planning phase of the project) and the launch of Destination 2028 (the implementation phase) have made us at GRCVB more aware of the desire that we have as well as the need to keep our partners , stakeholders and elected
Last Thurs. at our Annual Meeting, GRCVB, along with hospitality-industry consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), unveiled the results of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) to grow tourism in Wake County to more than 21 million visitors annually by 2028. We thank those who attended and heard about