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Optimistic Recovery for Wake County Tourism

Thursday, January 21, 2021, 2pm by Dennis Edwards

The year 2020 was an extremely challenging and difficult time for the leisure and hospitality industry. However, as vaccines continue to be developed and distributed, we believe consumer confidence regarding travel once again will begin to rebound. There are indicators that Wake County tourism will
Each year since revamping its community engagement strategies officially in 2018, GRCVB has arranged its communications with local community stakeholders around annual themes of import, and this year is no different. In calendar years 2019 and 2020, Bureau staff created and implemented a multilevel
The GRCVB team has worked hard to be diligent and creative in the way we do our jobs during the pandemic. The situation has required us to rethink and reinvent many of the tactics we use to promote Raleigh, N.C., to leisure visitors, sports event planners and especially convention planning
Everywhere we go these days, someone is taking our temperature. So this week, we are "taking the temperature" of GRCVB and of tourism in Wake County. We asked Dennis Edwards for his honest appraisal of the current pandemic situation from his role as president and CEO, its impact on the...

An Update on Tourism U

Thursday, October 08, 2020, 12pm by Andrew H. Baker

GRCVB, just like many organizations throughout Wake County, has learned to evolve and discover how best to sustain its core mission in the ever-changing landscape of 2020. Many plans disrupted this year required fresh creativity and a willingness to pivot to make them work. That went doubly so for

Coronavirus Briefing from Sept. 30, 2020

Thursday, October 01, 2020, 3pm 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., Sept. 30, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards,

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...