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National Travel and Tourism Week

Sunday, May 05, 2019, 12pm by visitRaleigh

We are joining with the U.S. Travel Association this week to celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week (NTTW). You have heard us say this before, but Tourism Matters. And here's why... Why travel matters in Raleigh, N.C. We pass popular tourist sites like Marbles Kids Museum every day; we may...

2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report

Friday, March 01, 2019, 2pm by visitRaleigh

In case you missed it—GRCVB released its 2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report last month. These numbers are of interest to all of us in the Wake County hospitality sector. ............. 2018 Year-End Tourism Industry Report Wake County hospitality industry has one of the best years on...

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

Report from Dennis Edwards, November 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

As we move further into the implementation phase of the Destination Strategic Plan, we are making every effort to keep our partners and stakeholders informed about the work of GRCVB as Destination 2028 starts to take shape. To that end, here is president and CEO Dennis Edwards’s report to the...
Imagine if Hallmark offered in tourism section in their stores. Those cards might read something like this— Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is upon us, it is once again time to give thanks for the many blessings and benefits that are ours. For those of us who live in Wake County and work in...
We were delighted to release this information to the media last week, and we're presenting it here again—in case you missed it (ICYMI). The news is good—tourism in Wake County is alive and well! ....... Tourism in Wake County Continues to Grow to Record Heights Raleigh Area...
We've asked GRCVB's director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP, CASE, three lightning-round questions about the work she does to bring meetings and conventions to Raleigh and Wake County. 1. What three principles do you and your team employ when trying to book a group? Integrity It is...

Backgrounder: Dennis Edwards

Thursday, February 01, 2018, 10am by visitRaleigh

Every chance we get, we try to “beat the drum” — tourism is a $2.4 billion business in Wake County, making it one of the county’s top income and employment generators. And as such, it should be considered with the import and significance it deserves. At the CVB, we take...