Tag - Festivals and Events

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, 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

2019‒2020 Official Visitors Guide

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11am by visitRaleigh

We’re happy to announce that the 2019‒2020 edition of the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County has been provided to the printer. We expect the Visitors Guides to ship mid-May, and you should start seeing them by late May. Here are a few notes about this year's...
As much as we wish we could, there are not enough hours in the day and members of our staff to be able to greet visitors personally and provide them with the information they need to have a great Raleigh area experience. So many years ago, the Bureau developed a Tourism Ambassador program, a corps
The story of Raleigh, N.C. , at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019 is one of collaboration. We talk about Raleigh being “a city that prides itself on our collaborative spirit,” which I suspect many cities say about themselves, but not so many do. You might have seen tweets and Instagram...

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, 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...

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...