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Critical Meeting Components: Destination Management Companies

A DMC is a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics. Depending on the company and the staff specialists in the company, they offer, but are not limited to, the following: creative proposals for special events within the meeting; guest tours; VIP amenities and transportation; shuttle services; staffing within convention centers and hotels; teambuilding, golf outings and other activities; entertainment, including sound and lighting; décor and theme development; ancillary meetings and management professionals; and, advance meetings and onsite registration services and housing.

You benefit from the DMC’s knowledge of local products, service quality, and reliability. A DMC will negotiate on your behalf, always keeping your best interest and budget in mind. A DMC can leverage its relationships and purchasing power to provide the highest quality of service and creativity in a cost-effective manner.

This paper will provide an overview of the considerations necessary for when to engage a DMC for the ancillary requirements of your meeting and offsite event. The paper will cover the benefits of selecting a DMC, the services of a DMC, the accepted standard pricing methods of a DMC and finally the benefits of utilizing an in house DMC.
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