How to work with a trusted DMC in Vietnam
A Destination Management Company (DMC) will take the pain out of your international travel and event planning. When it comes to your business – a DMC in Vietnam brings both efficiency and exceptional in-country experiences. Here’s how it works.
1. Find a DMC
The first step is finding a trusted business DMC in Vietnam that you want to work with. Key to finding your DMC partner is satisfying yourself about the DMC’s credentials, expertise and the wide list of services they offer.
2. Share your requirements
Next is your opportunity to brief the DMC on all of your requirements. This includes all the key logistical information – such as your travel dates, preferred accommodation type and the technology you need access to in meeting or conference venues. You’ll also start thinking about the details, which could be anything from dietary requirements to the type of vehicle you want delegates to travel in. A good business DMC will help guide you through this briefing process to make sure all the major requirements are covered.
3. Sit back and relax
Once you have briefed your DMC, it’s your turn to let someone else do the hard work. The DMC will take your requirements out to their extensive network to source suppliers who can best deliver your needs. Not only will the DMC do all the legwork for you, their stature in the tourism industry means they are often able to get preferential rates that are not available to anybody else. The breadth of DMC networks means they are usually able to get answers from the multiple relevant suppliers very quickly too.
4. Be inspired
Once the DMC has liaised with its industry partners on your requirements, your personal representative from the DMC will share the suggested itinerary with you – including options where appropriate – for you to decide your preference on various aspects of the booking. As well as meeting all of your practical requirements, good DMCs will go above and beyond to offer suggestions that may work well for your business. For example, if you want to offer delegates on a MICE trip a memorable experience at the end of their itinerary, the DMC will be able to organise anything from remote homestay experiences to vibrant food tours.
5. Put your own stamp on it
Once you have been presented with all the options from the DMC, it’s time for you to choose your preferred options. Confirm all the parts of the itinerary you like, and make additional requests for the DMC to look into, such as alternative flight times or adding a gift to each individual’s hotel room for their arrival. From the key logistics to the added extras that make a big difference to you – good DMCs will be able to handle it all.
Trust DMC – Mr Linh’s Adventures is a business DMC in Vietnam that has been operating since 2008. With expertise in Vietnam and across Indochina – including Cambodia, Laos and Thailand – we have the knowledge, networks and professionalism to handle all aspects of travel and event planning for companies visiting this region. Run by local people with global knowledge, we are a trusted partner for businesses of all sizes from across the world.