Travelling abroad is an amazing thing whether it’s for a relaxing holiday or an out-of-town corporate event. But only after all the planning and booking jobs are complete. Arranging trips can be a tedious task that can put people off the idea of going away. It shouldn’t be though, and it doesn’t have to be, especially when you work with a Destination Management Company (DMC). So, whether you’re a travel agent, tour operator, MICE or an independent traveller, here are 4 reasons why you should consider using a DMC.
As defined by the Association of Destination Management Executives, a DMC is “a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.” DMCs are constantly immersed in the local environment, meaning they are highly likely to have the knowledge and expertise on certain areas that travel agents, for example, wouldn’t know much about. Travel agents can especially take advantage of a DMCs local knowledge to make their job that little bit easier.
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Take Care of Everything
When booking a trip through a DMC, everything is taken care of under the one roof. Emphasis on everything – accommodation, transportation, meet and greet, excursions, tickets and passes for attractions, escorted tours and multi-destination planning. Better yet, everything is entirely customizable and can be tailored to clients’ needs and budget. Having one point of contact who takes care of everything saves a whole lot of time and stress. Why book aspects of a trip when there’s no need to?
Strong Relationships with Local Suppliers
Because DMCs arrange all aspects of a trip, they have strong relationships with local suppliers, like hotels or other types of accommodation, restaurants, entertainment and attractions. Building strong relationships with these types of suppliers is a key part of the job. For travellers, this means they are more likely to get better prices, greater flexibility and on-site assistance. At Best of Scotland, for example, we have strong relationships with several hotels across the country and golf resorts.
Duty of Care
Sometimes trips abroad don’t always go entirely to plan – luggage can get lost or flights delayed. Fortunately, when you choose a DMC, you’ll never be left on your own. It’s not a case of ‘see you later’ after the booking. If something on a trip doesn’t go to plan, a DMC will offer the solutions, whether it’s amending dates or booking a new hotel. It’s all part of our duty of care.
Why choose Best of Scotland as your DMC?
At Best of Scotland, we pride ourselves in our experience and local knowledge. We have over 37 years of expertise in planning leisure and golfing packages in Scotland, as well as England, Ireland and Wales. We partner with the travel trade, including travel agents, MICE, tour operators, wholesales and frequent independent travellers. We take the pain of planning away.
Get in touch with Best of Scotland Holidays today to find out more about how we could help arrange your trip of a lifetime or make your job that little bit easier.