Is a destination management company (DMC) a travel agency? Is it a transportation company? Is it an event planner? Is it a tour agency? Is it a conference resource? Yes, yes, and yes to all of the above. A qualified destination management company provides complete professional services for events, conferences, teambuilding and incentive activities, sports tournaments, awards ceremonies and other corporate programs.
A DMC is staffed with professional planners with extensive knowledge in destination venues, transportation, tours, and services. An experienced destination management company that provides global services will have partnerships and contracts in place with venues and vendors worldwide.
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE IS A MUST
Local knowledge is essential in planning a flawless event. A professional planner will be able to take the stress out of planning a conference or other event in a different location than the client’s headquarters. The creative planner will propose many options and ideas, doing all of the legwork and follow-up for the client.
THE DMC HANDLES ALL THE DETAILS
The DMC manager will handle negotiations, site inspections and communications with all of the parties involved. The pro will handle hotel and transportation arrangements ensuring the event attendees are conveniently accommodated.
THE DESTINATION MANAGEMENT COMPANY WILL CUSTOMIZE
One of the great advantages of working with a destination management company is the event will be customized and tailored to the needs of the client. It will not be a “cookie cutter” offered to everyone when trying to deal directly with a venue.
NOT JUST ANYONE CAN BE A PROFESSIONAL DMC
Anyone can book hotel rooms, conference rooms, A/V equipment and a buffet lunch. Not everyone can plan an entire event making it an experience to remember and cherish. At CLI Groups we listen, learn, create and execute. We listen to the client to determine what they are envisioning; we learn about their company and their culture. We create a customized event and we manage every detail.
Ask CLI Groups “What is a destination management company?” and learn about our extensive experience and how we can help you with your next corporate event. We guarantee you will be impressed…and have fun along the way.