25th August 2016
Written on 19th August 2016 by Marjory Brown
How to pick the right global travel company for your event
The global business world is becoming more and more accessible, and international travel management teams are increasingly required to work outside the country in which they are based. Their location knowledge must be far reaching in order to cater to the ever-changing demands of global business travel and global events, and this is where Destination Management Company (DMC) services really come into their own.
What are DMC services?
A DMC provides unrivalled destination knowledge, and can assist you on a professional and creative level. They provide a host of logistic services – including meet and greet, transfers and transportation, hotel accommodation, restaurant bookings, excursions, conference venues and entertainment. Of course, they can also help you overcome language barriers, and, thanks to their special relationships with suppliers on the ground, they can pass their preferential rates on to you. In short, they are all-round experts in the field of international travel management.
When should I use DMC services?
When it comes to choosing a global travel company for your event, make sure you select one that provides top-quality DMC services. This is a secret weapon in the armoury of leading international travel management companies, and will ensure that even the smallest of details are covered to make your event a success. Local knowledge can get you a long way in global business travel.
If you are holding an event in an unfamiliar location, which requires organisational elements outside the venue itself – like restaurant bookings and transportation – DMC services from a top global travel company can be indispensable. Their network of contacts and suppliers can help your event run smoothly, and you can also take advantage of the special rates they receive.
Unexpected issues can occur during global business travel, and a DMC is best placed deal with them. Resolving problems such as coach breakdowns or entertainment no-shows become even trickier when you find yourself in a strange, new location, where the language and customs are different to your own. Employing DMC services from a top global travel company can make managing the whole situation easier.
DMC services are also valuable when it comes to helping will other tasks, such as event management, security, promotional staff and set-up and break-down crews in the local area. This will reduce transportation and accommodation costs. They can even make restaurant bookings on your behalf – they will know which ones can take group bookings and, once again, it’s likely that their connections will lead to discounts for you.
Where can I find DMC services?
You can take advantage of specialist DMC services from leading global travel companies. When you partner employ their expertise, you will receive more than just local knowledge – they will partner with you to plan you next exciting event in a fantastic location.
For more information on The Appointment Group’s global event management services, please contact the team here.
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