A DMC offers genuine local experience, knowledge on suppliers and a network of contacts with information on the latest attractions in the area. It offers a personal agent or representative who can respond to your group’s needs and help select an appropriate venue. He or she can speak the local language and can design a creative and customized program for your group, acting as an orchestra conductor to ensure your event goes to plan. Your DMC has bargaining power with local suppliers and can prepare alternative options in case of unforeseen circumstances.
Obviously a DMC will charge for these services but it is a great help in avoiding problems and will save you time looking for local transportation, reserving restaurants, negotiating with meeting locations, hiring audiovisual equipment, shows and interpreters. When an experienced DMC does a good job the workload of the meeting planner is reduced and the DMC becomes a valuable member of your team