The travel industry is a very big place. You may have worked in it for many years and still never heard of a destination management company. If you haven’t, though, you could be missing out on some important business opportunities.
If you’re organizing a corporate gathering, be it a meeting, product launch, conference, congress, or incentive trip, teaming up with a Destination Management Company (DMC) can significantly enhance the likelihood of success. DMCs are expert service providers focused on group management, equipped with extensive experience in orchestrating and delivering events, activities, and tours within specific destinations. Curious about how a DMC agency can assist you with your travel and corporate events? Keep reading, and we’ll tell you what is all about.
The need for some local travel representatives appeared back in the 1960s when meeting and convention planners noticed the demand for custom leisure activities for groups. The term destination management company was coined to describe the new role of local destination and logistics experts. But don’t confuse DMCs with DMOs (Destination Marketing Organizations), that are nonprofits aimed at improving the locale’s competitiveness as a tourist destination.
Destination Management Companies are intermediaries between a network of local suppliers and travel agencies who further resell those services to travelers. They operate within the distribution chain of tourism products and services. Let’s have a closer look.
They also negotiate preferential rates and make agreements with different, separate suppliers on the spot: local hotels, restaurants, guides, car rental companies, etc. Then, they mix and match the services, bundle them into attractive packages and resell. Domestic providers get digital representation (if they lack it) and marketing.
So, at their core, Destination Management Companies (DMCs) are specialized entities that excel in the meticulous orchestration of events, providing end-to-end solutions tailored to the unique requirements of corporate clients. Their proficiency extends beyond conventional event planning, encompassing a deep understanding of specific destinations, local cultures, and the ability to curate unforgettable experiences.
Why work with a DMC?
DMCs leverage their local expertise to navigate the nuances of a destination, providing clients with insider insights and unique opportunities. This not only contributes to the success of the event but also adds a personalized touch that distinguishes it from generic corporate gatherings.
However, the benefits don’t end there. Keep in mind that most DMCs have been running their travel businesses successfully for decades. That means they have localized knowledge about what works and what doesn’t in their region. They know that this road is usually flooded in summer, or that the best views of that valley are at sunrise – the secrets that you simply can’t know. That allows you to create better travel experiences that are more likely to do well in a competitive market.
The operational model of a DMC involves a holistic approach to the travel management. Go Together DMC, in particular, acts as a strategic partner, handling everything from initial concept development to post-event evaluations. Our services cover a spectrum of needs, including venue selection, transportation logistics, accommodation arrangements, entertainment, team-building activities, and cultural experiences. This comprehensive approach ensures that every facet of the event is seamlessly integrated, leaving the client free to focus on core business activities.
Leveraging Incentive Programs
Corporate incentive travel offers numerous benefits, serving as an effective way to recognize and inspire employees while fostering a positive work culture. However, organizing a successful incentive trip involves several layers that go beyond the surface. Therefore, choosing the right Destination Management Company (DMC) is crucial to ensure that your program delivers measurable results, aligns with your company’s values, leaves a lasting impact, and positively influences communities.
An effective incentive travel program can yield long-lasting results for your event, company, and culture by telling a unique part of your story through the precise engineering of every piece of the program. By partnering with a DMC that takes the time to custom plan the event around your company and employees’ interests, your event will leave a lasting impact on the attendees and the community where the event took place long after the event has ended. As a standard, the DMC you choose should become an extension of your team and a strategic ally that can identify and provide solutions for you and your company.
Aligning with Company Goals
The hallmark of a successful DMC lies in its ability to align closely with the goals and values of its clients. Go Together DMC goes beyond event execution, functioning as a strategic partner that contributes to the long-term success of your organization.
Through in-depth consultations, we at Go Together DMC seek to understand your company’s overarching objectives. Whether you aim to strengthen client relationships, boost internal collaboration, or celebrate key milestones, the events we curate are designed to contribute meaningfully to these goals.
Key Offerings of Go Together DMC services
- Local Expertise: We have a team of seasoned professionals, a 100% Brazilian team with in-depth knowledge of various destinations. This ensures that every event is infused with local flavor, providing participants with an authentic and enriching experience.
- Customized Solutions: Recognizing that one size does not fit all, Go Together DMC takes a highly personalized approach to event planning. Our team always collaborates closely with clients to understand their specific needs and preferences, resulting in tailor-made solutions to exceed expectations.
- Seamless Logistics: The logistical intricacies of event planning can be overwhelming, but we thrive on managing these complexities. From transportation and accommodation to on-site coordination, our expert team ensures that every logistical detail is meticulously handled.
- Innovative Incentive Programs: Go Together DMC understands that a well-designed incentive program can be a game-changer for employee motivation. Our programs are not just about rewards; they are crafted experiences that leave a lasting impact, driving long-term engagement and commitment.
- Strategic Alignment: When you partner with us, expect to be supplied beyond the immediate event. We take the time to understand your company’s mission, vision, and values, ensuring that every event aligns strategically with your overarching goals., before, during and after the trip.
Looking Ahead: The Future of Corporate Events with Go Together DMC
It’s clear incentive travel programs need to respond to employee trends in order to stay relevant. An IRF survey found that in 2021 and 2022 the three most important aspects for those surveyed were ‘being able to take a plus one on a trip, going to an appealing destination and having additional expenses covered’.
According to the 2023 trend report published by IRF (Incentive Research Foundation), incentive travel needs to be ‘more exciting, more exclusive, more experiential, more authentic, and more memorable than ever’. The research points towards a higher value appointed to uniqueness; something exclusive that can then be shared to social followers.
As we navigate an ever-evolving business landscape, the role of DMCs becomes increasingly vital. Adaptability, creativity, and commitment to client success position us as strategic partners in achieving long-term business objectives.
As you consider the next steps for your company’s events and incentives, partnering with Go Together DMC Brazil can unlock untapped potential and elevate your corporate experiences to new heights. From concept to execution, from local insights to global solutions, we are eager and ready to be the driving force behind your company’s next success story.
Talk to us today and discover the best of Brazil.