Tag - Festivals and Events

Here at GRCVB, we talk a lot about the various tools we share with partners to help get them in front of leisure and business visitors. One such tool is our Partner Information eXchange Login (PIXL), which many of our hotel partners know well thanks to our opportunities (leads) module that allows

Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, May 13, 2022, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

So far, 2022 has been an exciting return to form for Raleigh and Wake County tourism. With outdoor sports events never having left, festivals bouncing back from dormant years prior and conventions/meeting groups returning en masse, leisure and group business, it seems, are back. And it's only...

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...
We love that festivals and signature events are back and in a big way! Dreamville Festival 2022 helped lead the way on April 2-3 at Dorothea Dix Park. The festival's PR team estimates the gate at 80,000 over these two, music-filled days. Here are just a few of the images that were collected by...

George Hage and the VIC Windows

Friday, March 18, 2022, 12pm by Karen DeSollar

If you haven't visited the official Visitor Information Center (VIC) in downtown Raleigh recently, stop by and take a look. The walls are sporting a vibrant red which gives the space a new energy. Kessa Stevens, CGSP ® , GRCVB's VIC manager, is on hand to answer questions and provide...
New year, new channel. Today we're sharing the first "Tourism Talk: The Podcast," what we hope will be a regular part of the Tourism Talk lineup. In this inaugural edition, GRCVB executive vice president Loren J. Gold reports on North Carolina's recent esports tax incentive...
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
One of the best parts of my job at GRCVB is curating the Bureau's photo collection. Earlier in 2021, we told you about Visit Raleigh Studio, our online asset library that is available to any of our area hospitality partners and stakeholders. (If you would like to create an account at the...

Farewell, Scott Peacock

Friday, October 01, 2021, 9am by visitRaleigh

Many of you are acquainted with Scott Peacock, who has served as GRCVB's director of public relations and international tourism since 2016. Scott is a consummate professional and has helped the Bureau and all of its partners achieve greater levels of recognition through his work with the media...