Destination Management Companies – DMCs (not to be confused with Run DMC, the American hip hop group!) – are the intermediary business travel service providers that arrange accommodation and events abroad.
DMCs take care of every aspect of business travel, from organising airport transfers and accommodation to coordinating events. Their unrivalled local city knowledge and supplier relationships take the burden off you and your employees – saving you both time and money.
Reasons to Use a DMC
So why should you outsource business travel arrangements to a Destination Management Company?
Business travel planning can be a real headache. Searching hotels, booking flights and organising an itinerary for a foreign trip can take a lot of time, and your time is valuable.
Using a DMC can relieve you of this nuisance, by acting as your personal liaison contact and taking care of all of your travel arrangements, making sure to stay within your specified budget constraints.
Have Someone to Contact 24/7
According to a GBTA study, 75% of travellers had encountered a mishap on a business trip. Using a DMC can mean that you have a local point of contact who is available 24/7 if an issue arises.
They are also available for any request, and are an ideal source for local knowledge.
This can be especially useful when you’re visiting a city where you don’t speak the local language. Having a local agent who understands cultural norms can help you to avoid inflated prices, tourist traps, and help you to overcome challenging situations.
Tailor Your Experience
Who said business travel needs to be boring?
DMCs go that extra mile to provide a customised travel service.
Your DMC will use their local knowledge and exclusive list of contacts to make your trip as unique and worthwhile as possible.
Tailor made travel arrangements, unique experiences, exclusive access to hotels, and event planning…sounds expensive, right?
Thankfully that’s really not the case.
In fact, prices for hotels that usually cost a lot more on booking engines can be drastically reduced by using a DMC.
That’s because DMCs have long standing partnerships that give them stronger buying power, giving you preferential rates in ideal locations.
A Trusted DMC in Barcelona, Cannes and Cologne
Our team at EAS has over 30 years of experience in providing travel services for businesses.
That’s why we’re the preferred DMC for companies like Oracle, Twitter and Savills when they travel to Barcelona, Cannes and Cologne.
When Mobile World Congress, MIPIM, Cannes Lions and dmexco come around, hotels and apartments often book up quickly. But at EAS we have speciality access to accommodation in all three cities to match any budget.
We also go above and beyond compared to the average DMC service. We offer free Congress Cover (valued at €250) to everyone attending Mobile World Congress, MIPIM, Cannes Lions and dmexco – even those who aren’t using our accommodation services! Rest assured that you’re covered in the event of an incident – once you sign up, our team is available 24/7 to support you.
So to answer the question – “why use a destination management company?” – at EAS we have a lot to offer to save you time and money. Let us take the headache out of travel planning by getting in touch with our friendly team.
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