Tag - Passionate Minds

Sharing the story of Raleigh/Wake County regionally, nationally and internationally takes a team effort—one that often involves partners outside our GRCVB offices. When our Convention Sales team meets with planners at conventions and events around the country, they often bring a taste of...

2019‒2020 Official Visitors Guide

Thursday, April 18, 2019, 11am by visitRaleigh

We’re happy to announce that the 2019‒2020 edition of the Official Visitors Guide to Raleigh, Cary and Wake County has been provided to the printer. We expect the Visitors Guides to ship mid-May, and you should start seeing them by late May. Here are a few notes about this year's...
The story of Raleigh, N.C. , at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2019 is one of collaboration. We talk about Raleigh being “a city that prides itself on our collaborative spirit,” which I suspect many cities say about themselves, but not so many do. You might have seen tweets and Instagram...

Thoughts from the Job Fair

Monday, March 11, 2019, 7am by visitRaleigh

You have heard and seen us talking about the second annual Wake County Hospitality Job Fair , which happened last Tues., March 5, 2019. Over 55 employers were on hand to talk with several hundred applicants about job opportunities at their businesses. We are sharing some photos from the Fair below,

Fans of Tourism

Friday, February 01, 2019, 5pm by visitRaleigh

In the first Tourism Talk post of 2019 , we outlined the three talking points GRCVB will be reiterating in much of our communication this year. The first of those and perhaps the most important is the Value of Tourism . We explained in detail why tourism matters to Wake County in the second post of

Why Tourism Matters

Monday, January 14, 2019, 6am by Karen DeSollar

Tourism has a way of feeling secondary to other forms of economic development in a community, maybe because it represents a transient group of people or because some equate tourism with vacations, free sightseeing and off-hours entertainment. It tends to not carry the import that it deserves. But
Last Thurs. at our Annual Meeting, GRCVB, along with hospitality-industry consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), unveiled the results of the Destination Strategic Plan (DSP) to grow tourism in Wake County to more than 21 million visitors annually by 2028. We thank those who attended and heard about

Universal Access and the Arts Day

Monday, July 16, 2018, 7am by Karen DeSollar

One of the visitor service areas that we are talking about more often here at GRCVB is accessibility —making Raleigh and Wake County’s offerings for visitors available to people of all abilities. Julie Brakenbury, CGSP ® , director of services, dealt with the topic in this blog a...