Over the years, we’ve learned that the destination management industry is a mystery to many. If you have questions about DMCs and what in the world we do, you’re not alone. (Even our own friends and family have a hard time grasping the services we provide!)
In an effort to shed some light on our little slice of the meetings world, we have created this Frequently Asked Questions page. We invite you to give us a call or email us with your DMC FAQs and we will be happy to answer them.
How Can a DMCP Help Me?
Quite simply, having a DMCP on your DMC team gives you Peace of Mind of knowing that certified industry professionals have your back.
What exactly is a DMC and how is it different than an event planner?
While destination management certainly includes event planning as a service offering, it encompasses far more disciplines such as staffing, registration and transportation logistics coordination. But what really sets the DMC apart from event planners is their focus on the meetings, incentive and convention industries and bringing that business into the DMC’s destination. By partnering with their local hotels and Convention & Visitors Bureaus to market the destination, DMCs use their local expertise, strong vendor partnerships and deep rooted experience in their destination to deliver the best of what that destination offers to their corporate and association clients.
When working with a DMC, do I have to utilize all of their services or can I just pick one service, like team-building?
Great question! You can select one, any, or all of the services that a DMC provides. If you are only in need of a team-building activity or airport transportation for your group, that’s perfectly fine with us! Many of our clients only need help with one or two services, whereas others utilize our full spectrum of services including special events, transportation, team-building, local activities, amenities, staffing, and production services.
What is the difference between a CVB and a DMC?
Both organizations are excellent resources for destination information in an unfamiliar location; however, each provides its own unique benefits to meeting professionals.