One of the most asked questions when it comes to organising a corporate event of any kind is why use a DMC? A DMC (Destination Management Company) is definitely a positive addition to any corporate or MICE event, as well as the key to success. Would like to know why? These are the four main benefits why you should be using a DMC.
A DMC is the key to success for any corporate event:
1) Experts in local knowledge: eliminate risks
2) One-stop shop for hundreds of suppliers: save time
3) Cheaper than doing it yourself: save time, eliminate risks and maximize your peace of mind from having a memorable event
4) A DMC is your ally: the target of a DMC is customer satisfaction
Experts in local knowledge
It is virtually impossible to be an expert in all destinations. That’s why a DMC is ready to help you. The DMC knows the local market, the language and the best suppliers. Furthermore, a DMC will advise on what can work better for the group, and is up to date with all tips and hints about new places, what to avoid or what should be on your bucket list. You might even discover things you did not know they existed, and all thanks to your trusted DMC. The expertise of the local market they can provide is priceless.
One-stop shop for hundreds of suppliers
You can, of course, organise an event yourself but, being realistic, it can add up to 300 emails (if lucky), with the hotel(s), the coach company, guide, conference centre, restaurants, activities and AV company. Why should you waste your time when you could be focusing on your client? A DMC is here to help you, ready to ease the process and to have just one point of contact that will take care of absolutely everything you could think of.
Cheaper than doing it yourself
Some people think of DMCs as an expensive or a luxury addition to any event. The truth is, it will definitely save you money and time (which in fact translates into money), by allowing you taking more projects on board, avoiding endless phone calls – sometimes in a language you don’t fully understand, and without the knowledge of the right suppliers you could end up spending way more than you forecasted. Leave everything to your DMC of choice, it will be the best investment for your event and you will not regret it.
A DMC is your ally
Indeed, a DMC is your ally. We are here to help you succeed, to make your event a memorable one, so your clients will become returning customers. Think of us as an extension of your team or yourself, rowing in the same direction and with the same common goal.
If all of the above sounds about right, remember we are here to help. Meridional Events is your local DMC for all corporate and MICE events in Andalusia and the South of Spain, including Malaga, Marbella, Seville, Granada, Costa del Sol and new emerging MICE destinations. Contact us!