1. TONS OF LOCAL EXPERTISE AND KNOWLEDGE
DMC’s are immersed in their local environment and have a comprehensive knowledge on accommodation, venues, activities and what the local area can offer for corporate incentives and events. They’ll be able to make recommendations for your group based on their previous experiences and knowledge of what’s going to be the best options for your specific requirements.
2. A CREATIVE PARTNER
Impressing incentive participants can be hard work as many are well travelled and have ‘seen it all’. However, a good DMC will take your brief and should be able to create something that will wow your guests. Every destination has its uniqueness and it’s up to the DMC to find the most creative way to showcase this within your budget.
3. STONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH LOCAL SUPPLIERS
A DMC’s relationships with its suppliers is a critical factor when it comes to incentive and event planning. With a good relationship comes the best prices, flexibility and good onsite assistance.
4. DUTY OF CARE TO VISITORS IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG
You always hope that any trip goes off without a hitch, but inevitably sometimes things can go wrong. Whether it’s as simple as a piece of luggage, or as dramatic as a snow storm or ash cloud, your DMC will be there to help provide solutions and alternatives. It’s all part of their duty of care.
5. UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIP YOU HAVE WITH YOUR CLIENT
DMC’s will understand and respect the relationship that you have with your client. For example, often they will do things like pre-checking a venue, allowing you the chance to build upon the relationship with your client. They’ll also know not to discuss pricing or any other sensitive information.