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GRCVB's 2019-2020 Annual Report

Thursday, September 24, 2020, 3pm by visitRaleigh

We hope you had a chance to be part of our virtual Annual Meeting last month. If you weren’t able to see it live, we have published a synopsis here, and the recording is available at this link. In his comments, GRCVB president and CEO Dennis Edwards provided 2019 data, including the total...
GRCVB’s Annual Meeting went virtual this year on Wed., Aug. 26, 2020. A full recording of the live presentation is available here along with a copy of the accompanying PowerPoint presentation. We’re including a few of the highlights in this blog post, although there is much more...
If Charles Dickens had been choosing the theme for this year’s GRCVB Annual Meeting, I have a feeling he would have gone with "A Tale of Two Cities,”—it was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The Raleigh area's tourism story for 2019-2020 reads like a tale...

Coronavirus Briefing from Aug. 12, 2020

Friday, August 14, 2020, 9am by visitRaleigh

Leaders in the hospitality sector and local community have been reporting when necessary by way of Zoom conference calls during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the call from Wed., Aug. 12, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards, GRCVB
GRCVB staff members are often called on to bring insights and expertise about destination management and marketing to media and to other tourism industry peers. Last week, executive vice president Loren J. Gold was interviewed by David Peacock about "Stakeholder Collaboration and the...

Tourism U Never More Relevant

Friday, June 12, 2020, 3pm by Karen DeSollar

At last year's Annual Meeting in Aug. 2019, we announced that GRCVB would establish a series of tourism educational offerings called "Tourism U" for our partners and other interested stakeholders. Tourism U was designed to explain the cycle of tourism, specific to Wake County, as well...
We already know that, as we move into COVID-19 tourism recovery countywide, it will be a while before we will have visitors arriving in large numbers by plane. However, leadership at RDU International Airport has taken steps to ensure the safety of all air travelers and announced guidelines already