Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Destination Management Company (DMC)?
A local service organization that provides consulting services, creative event planning and excellent management of logistics based on extensive knowledge of the destination and the needs of the client. DMCs are regarded as the “general contractor” of meetings and events. Similar to building a home and hiring a contractor to manage, pay, competitively shop, verify insurance, and check references, etc, a DMC performs those services and more for your conference, meeting, party, wedding or special event. DMCs typically handle any and all of the needs associated with National and Regional Associations, Corporate and Incentive Travel Management such as: special event planning and production, activities and tours, team-building, transportation, site selection and program logistics.
Why use a Destination Management Company ?
A DMC provides the time-saving convenience of one stop-shopping for all services associated with a specific destination as well as the cost-saving advantage of extensive local knowledge, professional relationships, expertise, and local resources. DMC's understand the needs of meeting planners and can help them accomplish their goals for efficient and organized programs and masterful execution from conception to completion. A DMC can provide the very best a destination has to offer while also providing unique and memorable experiences for attendees, while helping meeting planners meet their budgetary needs.
Is Destination Planning bonded?
DPC is bonded in the amount of $15,000 in the state of Florida under the Florida’s Sellers of Travel license.
Does Destination Planning carry liability insurance?
DPC carries extensive commercial liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence, $1,000,000 in personal injury, and $3,000,000 general aggregate insurance. Upon request, DPC will provide to its clients a Certificate of Insurance naming its client as an Additional named Insured.
Why should I choose DPC as my DMC?
Simply put . . .our level of knowledge and expertise is unparalleled in this region. We conduct ourselves with the highest level of professionalism, business ethics, and industry standards. Our goal is always to exceed these standards and to forge ahead to create new ones. DPC prides itself on its creativity and innovative approach to meeting our clients' needs. We hold incredibly high standards for ourselves as well as for our vendors and suppliers in order to exceed our clients' expectations. Our integrity and reputation are unequalled. Upon request, we will be happy to provide specific references, testimonials and letters of recommendation.