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Tag - Research and Measurement

In case you missed it, GRCVB released this report to the media last week. ...... Raleigh, N.C. (July 7, 2020) – The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Raleigh) and the Greater Raleigh Sports Alliance (GRSA) released a report detailing the impact that COVID-19 is having on...

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...
Leaders in the hospitality sector and local community have been hosting weekly conference calls with updates related to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the call from Thurs., May 21, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards, GRCVB
Leaders in the hospitality sector and local community are hosting weekly conference calls with updates related to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the call from Thurs., April 23, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards, GRCVB president

Coronavirus Briefing from April 16, 2020

Friday, April 17, 2020, 11am by visitRaleigh

Leaders in the hospitality sector and local community are hosting weekly conference calls with updates related to the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a summary of the call from Thurs., April 16, 2020 (or if you prefer to listen to the full recording, please find it here)... Dennis Edwards, president and
Substantial progress has occurred over the past month addressing the priorities of the Wake County Destination Strategic Plan (DSP). Funding for an Indoor Sports Complex approved The Wake County Board of Commissioners and the Raleigh City Council approved annual funding of $2.36 million over the

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019, 8am by visitRaleigh

Quarterly report released GRCVB released its 2019 third-quarter industry report, and all indicators confirm that tourism is doing extremely well in Wake County. Hotel occupancy in the county is up 6.3%, running at 74.6% through Sept. year-to-date (YTD). Lodging tax collections are up 11.3% and
About this time every year, we all take time to give thanks for everything that we have been given. And about this time around the CVB, we take a moment to be grateful for visitors. In case you're wondering why, we can think of at least these 703 reasons. Reason Number 1: If you are reading...

The Impact of Bluegrass

Monday, November 11, 2019, 6am by visitRaleigh

In case you missed it, here's the press release that was distributed last week regarding the economic impact from 2019 World of Bluegrass. .......... New Free Model a Success for IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival Biggest week in Bluegrass sees increase in overnight visitation and...