Tag - Leadership

Five Years of Tourism Talk Blogs

Friday, June 24, 2022, 12pm by visitRaleigh

This week marks an anniversary for us here on the editorial side of the Tourism Talk blog. It was five years ago, in July 2017, that GRCVB’s Tourism Talk blog was launched, focusing on the “business of tourism” in our area. “This new blog is intended for the Wake County...

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...
Open your calendar! We want to make sure you have saved the date for the 2022 Annual Meeting. Thursday, August 18, 2022 A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts 10-11am Networking and light breakfast: 9am In addition to the presentation of industry awards and other

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....
Because we often field some of the same questions about GRCVB and the work we do, we are summarizing here some information we'd like all stakeholders and partners to know about the Bureau as an organization and our role in the community. Question 1: Exactly what kind of entity is GRCVB, and to...
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....
Like it did with virtually everything else, the pandemic affected implementation of the 10-year Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) we launched in 2018. Some of the eight priorities in the DSP had to be shuffled in 2020, some received different levels of focus this fiscal year than originally expected,

We'll Miss You, Dave Olsen

Friday, February 04, 2022, 12pm by D. Scott Dupree

We lost an all-timer last week, and as a result the Raleigh sports industry will never be quite the same. Davin “Dave” Olsen arrived in Raleigh, from Hartford, with the Carolina Hurricanes in the late ʼ90s. For the past 25 years or so he was the general manager of PNC Arena and,...