Flights, accommodation and global experiences are easier than ever before to book via the internet. But here’s why an international Destination Management Company (DMC) can add value to your business that you can’t achieve in any other way.
Although the internet, price comparison websites and an abundance of information makes booking logistics in other countries possible – there are still plenty of downsides to trying to do it alone. Working globally, an international DMC can bring the benefits of its local expertise and contacts to partners around the world.
Here are five ways that DMCs can make an incredible difference to your business.
1. Improved efficiency
It’s a simple fact of business that staff time is limited and precious – and best used on the areas that can reap the greatest rewards for the company. For staff organising travel and MICE events in other countries – it would take them a lot longer to organise than someone physically based in the destination. Not only can working with an international DMC free up staff time to work on other things – DMCs have suppliers and contact lists ready to use at a moment’s notice. This is far more efficient than an individual in a company finding suitable suppliers one-by-one.
2. Access to the best rates
Good DMCs have garnered great relationships with a wide list of suppliers in the regions they work in. As a result, this means suppliers are willing to give DMCs the best discounts and offers. Such preferential rates simply cannot be found in any other way – and certainly not from individual enquiries from business representatives themselves.
3. Truly bespoke experiences
The local knowledge of global DMCs is of paramount importance to create perfectly tailored experiences. With contacts no-one else has and in-depth, current knowledge about venues, destinations and local experiences – good DMCs can put together itineraries and programmes that are truly unrivalled.
4. Sustainable trips
Everyone is becoming greatly aware of living more sustainable and eco-friendly lives – and this is applied to business travel with even more rigour than other sectors. Global DMCs that have sustainability values and credentials can help the businesses they work with to satisfy their own corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental goals. This is a great way to make business and MICE travel work even harder for your company.
5. ‘Bleisure’ + better loyalty
DMCs have immense knowledge of the best ways people like to spend leisure time in the localities they work in too. With ‘bleisure’ a trend that is becoming incredibly popular, business travellers are choosing to add a few days onto their trips to experience the locality where they’re spending time. The latest research shows that giving business travellers the flexibility to take some ‘bleisure’ time increases company loyalty exponentially too – as they return to their usual workplace feeling reinvigorated. DMCs are in a flexible position where they can easily support ‘bleisure’ travel too – bringing benefits to companies in multiple guises.
Trusted DMC – Mr Linh’s Adventures has the experience and contacts to bring about all of these business benefits and more, making us a partner that businesses come back to time and again.