So you’ve been tasked with setting up a corporate off-site retreat at a far-flung location where you’ve never been, where you don’t have an office location (and where you have zero contacts)? That’s when you might start panicking – but don’t.
Today’s corporate travel professionals know that the best case scenario in this situation is to turn to a destination management company (also known as DMCs) such as ACCESS Destination Services. These local experts can help guide you down the best path possible to meet all the needs of your leadership, co-workers, and anyone else who is along for the gathering of the minds.
Specialty destination management companies are designed to be the experts in their geographical area – they can help corporate travelers with ideas for meetings, meals, and other outings, and, utilize their expertise to help set up all the logistics associated with a specific set of travelers and/or a unique group setting. For example, ACCESS Boston, formerly known as Best of Boston Events, is often used as the vendor of choice for large corporate events.
Destination management companies often partner with the best of the best in terms of all specifics related to a corporate group – in order to be a success, destination management companies must have strong, long-term ties to vendors that they trust and rely on. Building those relationships creates a long-lasting effect on their success, which in turn gives their customer, the corporate travel manager, access to competitive pricing and access to interesting dining, venue, and entertainment options.
Taking advantage of a destination management company, such as ACCESS Boston, to help you plan a corporate outing is a smart move. Take your time to research and find one that meets your needs, has quality recommendations, and can provide your team with the best possible experience.