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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...

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),

Mr. Edwards Goes to Washington

Thursday, April 14, 2022, 10am by visitRaleigh

Representatives from North Carolina travel and tourism, including GRCVB president and CEO Dennis Edwards, were in Washington, D.C., recently for Destination Capitol Hill, the U.S. Travel Association’s annual event for leaders in the travel sector. The group had successful meetings with Sen....
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...
Last week, several of the Bureau's key staffers attended the statewide travel and tourism industry conference Visit North Carolina 365. Destination marketing organizations, major attractions, their advertising agencies and others from across the state gather each year to network professionally...

Jump Back In

Friday, March 11, 2022, 12pm by Karen DeSollar

It's as if we were prescient. About two and a half years ago at this time, we in GRCVB's Marketing Department had started working with our advertising and creative agency, Avenir Bold, to develop a new theme for destination advertising and promotion. We were looking for an idea and...

Q&A: Tourism Talk Live!

Friday, March 04, 2022, 4pm by Andrew H. Baker

Tourism Talk Live is back again in 2022, and we're excited to share with you updates about destination marketing for Raleigh/Wake County during the upcoming season and fiscal year. For the uninitiated, we've written a Q&A to get you familiarized. What is Tourism Talk Live? Tourism Talk...
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....