A large corporate dinner or private party which has been designed around a specific theme, concept or interest. This could include Caribbean theme, James Bond theme or perhaps even a Medieval Banquet.
A range of activities for businesses which are intended to motivate and improve a team’s performance and help build strong working relationships between employees. DMCs are able to offer a wide variety of options within their destinations, which can often be tailored to a group’s specific requirements.
Tours can be of any duration and can be both leisure and MICE focused, as part of any events, including conferences and incentives. DMCs are well versed in handling tours, which will involve transportation, guide / language liaison and special access to site seeing venues.
Gala dinners are often organised as part of a commemorative event, showcasing a company’s achievements. The event doesn’t just include the dining / drinks reception part, but will often also provide an opportunity for networking, or an awards element. DMCs can handle all aspects of such an event, including the catering, speakers, audio visual and hotel accommodation.
Like events, meetings are designed to bring together a collection of stakeholders for different proposes, i.e. a breakfast briefing, an announcement, or a quarterly sales meeting. Meetings can be large or small and are often rather formal. They specifically tend to work off an agenda, with minutes being taken a dedicated secretary. They are usually held in a venue or hotel’s boardroom; however, by utilising a DMC, both the location and added value possibilities from your meetings are endless.
Corporate travel programmes are designed to provide employee engagement and a sense of achievement and empowerment for those that participate. This can be achieved throughout the programme or through specific elements, such team building or Corporate Social Responsibility activities.
DMCs are the one and only port of call you will need to ensure your corporate travel programme is a success and they will make sure they adhere to every part of your brief, while exceeding expectations continuously.
Corporate functions may feature after the formalities of a networking event, meeting or conference have taken place. They tend to be somewhat specific to the company in terms of ROI and branding and key examples could be a gala dinner or something much smaller like treating one or more clients to dinner.
Conference logistics focuses purely on specific elements of the conference, particularly the act of moving people between venues and the coordination of inventory arriving at the events. DMCs may deal with incoming cargo for the event into a port for example and the fact that they can handle any language barriers and foreign bureaucracy ensures a seamless event.
Agency clients book hotels for their corporate clients as part of their meeting, event or incentive abroad. These usually tend to be 4 or 5 star properties (depending if they are an engineering client or not) and will typically be close to a conference venue if the client needs this. Our DMCs have a really effective buying power, meaning they can negotiate the best hotel rates for our clients. They can also source really unique ‘wow-factor’ properties to ensure total employee satisfaction and return on investment.
Shore Excursions are pre-arranged land trips which are organised as part of a cruise, when a ship is docked in a harbour or port. These usually include visits to popular tourist areas, local landmarks or places of interest and are arranged so that tourists can explore and experience certain cultures, cuisine and local heritage.