Tag - Economic Development

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...
Raleigh, N.C. (May 19, 2022) – Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) has released the Wake County Tourism Industry Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2022. All key performance indicators and tax collections for the hospitality industry in Wake County are up...

People You Need to Know: Ed Tomasi

Friday, May 06, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

We believe there are some people in our area whom every hospitality partner ought to know (or at least know about). Today we want to introduce you to Ed Tomasi, cofounder of Subnation and an integral part of our area's strategy to position Greater Raleigh as the first-choice destination for...

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),
Because we often field some of the same questions about GRCVB and the work we do, we are summarizing here some information we'd like all stakeholders and partners to know about the Bureau as an organization and our role in the community. Question 1: Exactly what kind of entity is GRCVB, and to...
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,

GRCVB Drives Economic Recovery in Wake County

Wednesday, January 19, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

Why tourism matters. We talk about that a lot, but the relevance of tourism to the health and vitality of Raleigh and Wake County has never been more apparent since the pandemic began. We are teaming with Destinations International, the international association for destination management and our
GRCVB and the North Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association (NCRLA) hosted a digital briefing on Dec. 15, 2021. In addition to updates from both organizations, callers heard from Ben Ellsworth, founder of Gigpro, an application that helps hospitality employers find shift employees quickly.
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