presents Meetings Watch | Update for meeting professionals | Spring 2024
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New Video! Meetings and Conventions Thrive in Raleigh, N.C.
We are unveiling a new video spotlighting Raleigh, N.C., as a premier meetings hub and with a focus on the area's key industry clusters, strength of our meeting product (venues included), countywide business support (intellectual capital) and quality service from the destination and Bureau team. WATCH VIDEO
RDU International Airport Spring 2024 Updates
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With a steadfast commitment to enhancing the travel experience and serving as a vital gateway to Raleigh, N.C., RDU International Airport continues to soar to new heights. READ MORE
How Visit Raleigh Can Help Make Your Next Meeting Successful
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Understanding the intricate needs of planners, Visit Raleigh serves as a trusted ally for event planners, offering a myriad of resources and expertise to make your vision a reality. READ MORE
Vote for Us for Best CVB/DMO in Stella Awards 2024 
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Visit Raleigh has been nominated for a 2024 Stella Award and we need your vote to advance to the next round! Help Visit Raleigh get recognized for being among the best of the best. Voting closes May 3, 2024. READ MORE
Celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day
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Visit Raleigh joined the U.S. Travel Association in celebrating Global Meetings Industry Day yesterday, April 11. Global Meetings Industry Day is an international advocacy day recognizing the value of meetings of all kinds. READ MORE
The Biggest Food and Drink Events of 2024 in Raleigh, N.C.
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Passionate local chefs, brewers and creative types have teamed up to guide the Raleigh area through a foodie resurgence in recent years! Visiting groups can plan ahead to check out some of these events when they’re in town. READ MORE
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Visit Raleigh director of sales Malinda Harrell, CMP Fellow, CASE, was recently featured in Carolina Blitz. Malinda shares her story and more about multiple sclerosis. READ ARTICLE
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Raleigh, N.C., took the ninth spot on Southern Living's list of The South's Best Cities 2024. Southern Living writes, "Visit the North Carolina Museum of Art, go for a hike at William B. Umstead State Park, then take a self-guided tour of some of the city's favorite restaurants." READ MORE
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During your group's downtime, check out some breweries and try the new digital Passport for the Raleigh Beer Trail. READ MORE
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Exciting news! The 2024 Best Of Meetings Today Awards nomination form is open. Vote for Visit Raleigh in the "Best South US CVB/DMO" category to support us! Submit before May 31. VOTE HERE
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