You might be wondering what a destination events management company (DMC) actually does? Of course, it’s clearly related to events and destinations, but what exactly? Perhaps you have an in-house events planner who has served you well thus far, – what use could you possibly need for anyone else? We’re going to begin by outlining what a destinations events management company is, and then follow on with some clear benefits that come with working with one.
What is a Destination Events Management Company?
Without going into overly ripe embellishment, we’ll describe a DMC in the simplest of terms. A destination events management company is essentially the local experts who are well-versed in putting on successful events in their area.
Again, if you have an events expert on the books, then you might be wondering what use you could have of a DMC? Well, for a starter they could certainly work incredibly well together and deliver some magnificent results, so if you do have an in-house events planner, then all the better!
What Are the Key Benefits?
Now that we’ve established exactly what they do, let’s take a look at how a DMC can be of great benefit to you:
1 – Access to and Knowledge of Local Resources
A reputable and reliable DMC will be well-established and will have long-standing relationships with all of the local resources. This is an important ally to have, particularly if you’ve had no previous experience in the destination in question before.
When it comes to accommodation, venues, transportation and catering you’ll have to negotiate for yourself. By going through a reputable destination events management company on the other hand, you’ll have access to the very best prices!
2 – Knowledge and Understanding of Culture and Social Norms
Another great benefit to hiring a DMC to help plan your event, is the fact that they will have a thorough knowledge of the culture, social norms and what is and isn’t acceptable. This is perfect for putting on an appropriate event and ensuring that your guests are well-versed and prepared on how to behave without ‘disturbing the peace’ so to speak.
3 – Can Help You Find the Local Treasure
Every location has its hidden gems and any DMC worth their salt is going to know exactly where to find them! Again, if you’ve had no experience running an event in a certain location, then you’re not going to know where to look! If you want to supply your guests with the finest cuisine to be had, then this insider knowledge is going to be invaluable.
4 – Streamlined Service Throughout
Of course, planning an event and carrying it out to completion requires a lot of contact with various resources. So, not only will your DMC be able to help you find the best resources for the best prices (as mentioned above), but they will also act as a middle man and can ensure the smoothest possible transition process (particularly when language barriers are an issue)
If you’re not convinced and you feel that you will be able to pull off an event just as easily without; why not call a destination events management company for a conversation anyway? They will be happy to discuss your plans and requirements with you and share some more insight into how they can benefit your cause greatly.