Destination Management Services
A destination management company, also commonly referred to as a DMC, is a third-party firm that is commonly hired to provide professional services for the planning and implementation of out-of-town event programs and services. The value of a destination management company primarily rests in the company’s extensive knowledge of the local area as well as its professional relationships and local resources.
A DMC can be of great help to a corporate event and meeting planner who has been charged with coordinating an out-of-town event.
A destination management company (DMC) maintains in-depth local knowledge of the area and/or region they represent, specifically with regards to the local coordination and implementation of everything from program and event logistics to event activities.
A DMC can assist a corporate event planner in coordinating transportation, hotel accommodations, meals, and local activities. But while a DMC maintains relationships with all hospitality-related services in their area, the firm’s primary service is the organization and planning of the main event itself whether it be a gala dinner, corporate meeting or conference, or even a corporate incentive trip.
In addition to providing local expertise, a DMC also acts as one key contact throughout the event planning process. Often, the DMC will also be able to leverage lower prices by using their large purchasing power to negotiate for preferential rates with local vendors and suppliers. In non-English speaking countries, a DMC may also help to overcome language barriers.
Destination Management Services Include:
- Airport Meet and Greet
- Ground Transportation
- On Line Booking Tool
- Budget Management
- Tours Examples
- VIP Handling
- On-Site Ground Transportation Coordination