What Is A DMC And What Can They Do For You?

At Amusement Masters we love working with some of the best DMC companies across the United States. We’re known for providing exceptional event entertainment and amusements to DMCs and their clients – a win-win relationship for all involved. However, when we mention that this type of company is a niche that’s a large percentage of the clients we service we often receive the question, ‘What is a DMC?’. In the spirit of educating today, we’re sharing more about what exactly a DMC is and how using one might just be a great fit for your needs!DMC Blog Artwork BMT


WHAT IS A DMC?
A Destination Management Company (DMC) is a service offered by professionals to help provide you with an extensive array of services including expertise and knowledge on various events, event coordination, tours, trips, and locations to which you are choosing to travel to. They can also help you work out the logistics of you and your group’s trip, such as travel and accommodations as well as events, activities, and things to do once you arrive at your destination. These services can continue throughout the continuation and duration of your stay.

WHAT EXACT SERVICES DOES A DMC OFFER?
A DMC can offer whatever kind of service you as need as a business traveler to make your trip (and the trip of your group) a memorable one. Most DMC companies will provide an array of services including anything from meeting venues to a business group to transportation from the airport to a final destination. Many DMCs will be happy to help book events during your stay if you want to visit local attractions or museums or find other fun activities and excursions to do. Many coordinate for business people the use of conference centers and places to hold their meetings. Others are happy to secure venues for parties and events. They are wonderful resources for finding someone to cater food, provide event design and decor, or entertainment for any event you may be hosting.

HOW MUCH DOES A DMC COST? 
Cost will really depend on the services you need and how much work the company has to do as to what it will cost you to hire their services. Most DMC companies will charge a fee to hire their staff, and this fee will cover their research and booking costs for their time for the workers at the company. You will also have to pay separately for the services you receive based on the vendors or external companies they recommend you use for various services. DMC’s are great at working with budgets for functions and events to find something that meets the client’s price range. Be sure to let them know up front what you can spend so they find activities that fit within your budget.

BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT YOU EXPECT:
When you are giving the DMC descriptions of the events you want to book be sure to be as thorough as possible. Give details of what exact events you are going to hold or what specific kinds of travel your group requires. Specify the types of transportation and lodging you prefer. There’s no such thing as giving too many details. The more the DMC knows about your needs list the more they can do to meet your specific needs and expectations.

CHECK TO SEE IF MARKUPS EXIST:
It’s also a good idea to check with the DMC to see if their fee for their services is all they charge, or if they charge an extra fee for each individual event they book or service they provide. For example, many services can be marked up much as 10-20% of the cost of the service than if you were to find and book it yourself. This is in addition to the fee that the agency or company will charge on their own to even get them to do the research and booking for you. Be sure you are willing to pay all these fees by reading the fine-print before moving forward.

From Nashville to New Orleans to Austin, Texas and beyond, we work with wonderful DMCs that are accomplishing great things for their clients across the United States. If you’re looking to build a relationship with a Destination Management Company feel free to click and connect with us – we’d love to connect you with a great DMC company or service near you!

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Amusement Masters prides itself in being a forward-looking company with extensive knowledge, expertise and inventory in the field of amusements and interactive entertainment.

Creating unique and memorable event experiences is one of our key goals – this makes us the perfect entertainment sourcing partner for professionals working in the field of destination management (DMCs). Working one-on-one with DMC producers, planners and professionals, our experienced Event Specialists work to creatively design programs that fit themes, participant demographics and corporate objectives.

One of the largest full service amusements and interactive entertainment companies of it’s kind, Amusement Masters is an expert in the ever-changing and fast paced world of event entertainment options. We know that the right games can make a tremendous impact on an event’s success. Since 1999 we have created fun safely, efficiently and professionally for DMCs across the United States.

Amusement Masters inventory is diverse and unique. It includes sports games, green screen photo imaging, all types of simulators, virtual graffiti walls, team building, carnival games, arcades and sports bar games, casino tables, inflatables, outdoor games and so much more!

Our inventory brings fun to a variety of experiences and events:

  • Themed Events
  • Team Building
  • Meetings
  • Opening and Closing Receptions
  • Galas
  • Holiday Parties
  • Conventions / Conferences
  • Trade Shows
  • Incentive Promotions
  • Private Parties
  • And more!

ADME-logoAmusement Masters is proud to me a member of ADMEI and services DMCs throughout the United States. We completely understand the power of meetings and events and are committed to sharing  customized entertainment solutions to bring success to your next event.

Complete our online form or call us at 1-800-925-0993 and one of our Event Specialists will contact you to discuss your event.

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