Tag - Economic Impact

The 2019 GRCVB Annual Meeting

Friday, August 30, 2019, 10am by visitRaleigh

The 2019 GRCVB Annual Meeting, “Why Tourism Matters,” is in the books. Here are some scenes from our favorite day of the year. The theme What we hoped our guests would take away from this event was summarized in the theme—Why Tourism Matters—specifically how visitors and...

Report from Dennis Edwards, August 2019

Monday, August 26, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

GRCVB released 2018 tourism numbers last week with some impressive results. Wake County welcomed 16.8 million visitors in 2018, an increase of 4.8% over 2017. These visitors who traveled to Wake County spent $2.7 billion, an increase of 7.2% over 2017. Both the numbers of visitors and visitor
Invitations for the 2019 GRCVB Annual Meeting are in the mail queue (both snail mail and email). If you haven’t gotten yours already, be watching for it to appear in the next few days. We love Annual Meeting season around here because it’s our chance to show area hospitality partners,...

The Raleigh Beer Trail

Friday, June 07, 2019, 3pm by Andrew H. Baker

Raleigh, N.C., has seen exponential growth in its beer scene over the past decade, and with the recent signing of House Bill 363, the Craft Beer Distribution and Modernization Act, Wake County and North Carolina breweries are poised to grow even more with their sales. From a visitation standpoint,

Report from Dennis Edwards, May 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019, 10am by visitRaleigh

One key recommendation from the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) was a call for sports tourism strategies to grow the area’s reputation around esports, including hosting competitive video-gaming events. Six Major Raleigh With that in mind, we're pleased to announce that Ubisoft ® in...

National Travel and Tourism Week

Sunday, May 05, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

We are joining with the U.S. Travel Association this week to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). You have heard us say this before, but Tourism Matters. And here's why... Why travel matters in Raleigh, N.C. We pass popular tourist sites like Marbles Kids Museum every day; we may...

Report from Dennis Edwards, April 2019

Monday, April 29, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

We continue to make progress on Destination 2028. Esports and event metrics Esports was a major opportunity under the Sports priority of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP). I'm pleased to report that we have booked our first esports event, which will bring in more than 3,500 competitors and

2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report

Friday, March 01, 2019, 2pm by visitRaleigh

In case you missed it—GRCVB released its 2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report last month. These numbers are of interest to all of us in the Wake County hospitality sector. ............. 2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report Wake County hospitality industry has one of the best years on...

Report from Dennis Edwards, February 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019, 2pm by visitRaleigh

In our ongoing effort to keep our partners and other stakeholders “in the loop” about notable and recent developments which affect tourism, we are publishing monthly updates from president and CEO Dennis Edwards. Here are highlights from Denny for February: We are pleased to announce...