You may think that using an outside Destination Management Company (DMC) for your incentive travel or other corporate travel ideas is something of a needless expense. “It can’t be that hard, can it? Surely we don’t need the added premium of a third party to get it all sorted out?” If you have extensive local knowledge and a network of contacts in a particular location you are interested in, then perhaps you don’t. Here’s why you need to consider a destination management company to manage your next travel destination.
1. Local knowledge to help you dodge dangers
First and foremost, one should never underestimate the potential difficulties, pitfalls and other stresses of destination management. Destination Management Companies bring a wealth of local knowledge, contacts and expertise to the table. This means you don’t need to do the legwork to figure out where to go, what to see and do, which venues to use or avoid…the list goes on.
2. One-stop services to take the pressure off you
Along with the extensive amounts of local knowledge comes an equally extensive network of contacts to cover all the things you’ll need for your travel. Bringing this together means you only have to deal with one contact – the management company itself. They will handle everything else!
3. Experience that gets into the nooks and crannies
DMCs deal with specialized travel, excursions, events and more on a daily basis. They not only have the resources and know-how, but also the experience to get the job done efficiently and effectively. Where you might miss an important bit of paperwork, or some other important deadline, their experience covers every single bit of detail so that you don’t have to worry about it.
4. Brings a much-needed outside perspective to your plans
One may well have a strong vision of what they want a trip to look and feel like, but a DMC can bring a welcome fresh perspective that either puts you on a better track to getting what you really want, or simply enhances your original ideas to make them more exciting, innovative and effective. There’s nothing quite like outside ideas to really make a plan come alive!
5. It will be cheaper in the long run
It may seem like just another bill to factor into your plan, but when you weigh that against the potential financial pitfalls of being caught up in a scam, or working with an unreliable supplier, then even your most conservative estimates can spiral out of control. A DMC will cost you something, but the money they save you with their web of contacts, suppliers, venues and more will make your whole experience easier, safer and more enjoyable. It’s hard to put a price on that level of peace of mind.
Don’t get caught up in a narrow financial view when planning your incentive/corporate travel – let the experts do what they do best, and give yourself a break. Call +44 (0) 845 308 8300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for help planning your UK trip.