A destination management company (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.
According to a DMC company website a "DMC is a service professional company with a wide-range of knowledge and experience over the conditions and touristic resources of a region" A DMC provides a ground service based on local knowledge of their given destinations. These services can be transportation, hotel accommodation, restaurants, activities, excursions, conference venues, themed events, gala dinners and logistics, meetings, incentive schemes as well as helping with overcoming language barriers. By acting as purchasing consortia, DMCs can provide preferential rates based on the buying power they have with their preferred suppliers. Other services that a DMC can deliver are: Reception at airports or bus stations Gastronomy tours Theme parties (traditional or modern). Excursions and typical activities of the area. Projects teamwork and collaborative. Gifts for workgroups. Decoration for events. Entertainment events. Suggestions and support for housing. Graphic design and event signage. Recommendations agents customs. Car audio and video.