Companies (DMCs) are some of the most powerful and valuable tools at meeting planners’ disposal when crafting a successful event. These professional services companies possess extensive local knowledge and resources meant to assist with customized event planning, entertainment, transportation and other services.
A number of Chicago DMCs weighed in to provide insight on what a DMC actually does, how the process works, how to find a reputable organization, and what services can be mined from the company.
1. What is a DMC?
The team at Revel Global Events believes destination management
focuses on the need for on-the-ground, local professionals to assist with event planning using a variety of services more easily accomplished with local expertise and “know how.”
As a habit, DMCs should say yes to any and all requests. Once needs are established and group demographics and goals/expectations are clearly defined, the DMC creates a comprehensive plan of service for the client. As soon as everything is approved, the client can focus on their business and enjoy Chicago as intended.
DMCs services can include:
- Meetings & Conference Management
- Local Tours & Excursions
- Special Events
- Product Launches
- Program Logistics
- Transportation Logistics
- Event Production (including decor, entertainment, lighting and floral)
Destination Management Services in Chicago
Hosts Chicago offers the best access to the greatest experiences in the city – from sightseeing tours and unique activities to transportation and creative special events. Our constant goal is to impress and inspire you and your guests – and we strive to be a single source for everything you need to make your event a success. From pre-planning to operations and beyond, we’re here to exceed every expectation.
With knowledge, experience and talent we can assist with all avenues allowing us to best meet your objectives. The strong relationships and high expectation levels we have established with our supplier partners are paramount. That approach is the foundation of our destination management philosophy, providing us the best opportunity to serve our clients.
With a comprehensive list of services and extensive resources, our goal is to ensure your Chicago experience reaches its full potential and beyond! We invite you to experience the creative and innovative destination services of the Hosts Chicago team.
CHICAGO TOUR-GUIDE PROFESSIONALS ASSOCIATION
Professionals Association (CTPA) membership is open to tour guides, individuals interested in becoming tour guides, Destination Management Company (DMC) owners and principals, event planners, transportation companies, museums, shopping malls, restaurants, nightclubs, other venues, or to those with an interest in retaining contact with the Chicago metro area tour guide community. The only condition is an interest in sharing information or promoting tourism in the metro Chicago area.
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Chicago, IL 60611
Chicago Travel Consultants Inc. (CTC)™, a DMC Network Company, has been the leading and most reputable Destination Management Company in Chicago since 1989, providing unmatched service and creativity to our clients. As a full service DMC, our goal is to provide a superior level of service to each and every client at a competitive price, while offering the utmost professionalism, flexibility, creativity, and attention to detail.
As a premier Destination Management Company, we know successfully navigating the nation’s third largest metropolis requires just the right knowledge on the ground, dedication and local relationships. We also know, from 25 years of experience in corporate meetings and destination management, how that first greeting and guest transfer sets the tone for your entire program. That’s what we do best – instill a level of comfort and trust in you and your attendees – because we’ve been in your shoes. We understand that today you need a responsive Destination Management Company who thinks like you, is flexible, doesn’t miss a detail and makes it a point to suggest solutions that are budget friendly. Trust Windy City Connection
to help you exceed your corporate Destination Management objectives and deliver the best experience of everything Chicago has to offer.
For nearly two decades, GMS DMC has been serving the needs of corporate event planners in providing professional destination management services anywhere in the US, Canada and the world. As a multi-city Destination Management Company (DMC) with insider access to key destinations throughout the world, we handle the logistics of transportation, accommodation, off-site venues, meals, and entertainment down to the finest detail. With cutting-edge destination expertise, GMS DMC brings originality and excellence to planning events for a blue-chip group of clients from the fours corners of the globe. No matter the scale or nature of an event or the choice of a destination, our deepest pleasure has always been delivering experiences that our clients will be talking about for years.
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