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The ‘New Normal’ in the DMC World

By Dan Tavrytzky, Managing Director, the DMC Network

 

As with the rest of the world, we as a Destination Management Company (DMC) are coming to terms with what our ‘new normal’ is right now.  Flights have halted. Borders have temporarily closed.  Restaurants, bars, hotels, shops and venues have shut their doors and social gatherings of all kinds have temporarily stopped.  This is not business as usual.

 

In the beginning, our events were halted within a day or two of operating.  Guests were at home packing, venue builds were in process, staff were onsite, catering was confirmed.  In these cases, we had to work quickly with our client to mitigate the fallout onsite...

 

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Soft Power Trumps Hard Dollars When Measuring Success Of Incentive Travel

By Padraic Gilligan, Managing Partner, SoolNua

 

Incentive travel is self-liquidating. In the past, when pitching a company on the merits of an incentive travel programme, the clincher would always be that it’s self liquidating, ie, technically it costs you nothing  as it’s paid for from the incremental revenues generated by the programme. For show-me-the-money CEOs or CFOs, this was golden.

 

These days, tangible ROI, clearly, is still the clincher if we examine the results of the 2019 Incentive Travel Industry Index (ITII). When asked to select the most important benefit a company receives from its incentive travel programme, “increased sales and/or profits for the company” is the undisputed the top choice:

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Deconstructing St. Patricks Day

By Rebecca Dixon, Custom Ireland, a DMC Network Partner

 

For many, a trip to the Emerald Isle to celebrate St Patrick’s Day is a bucket list travel experience. This beloved holiday is celebrated globally as the world unites and becomes Irish for a day, but for many, a front row seat on the streets of Dublin city for the annual holiday parade, is a next level experience! Some may choose a more epic journey and following the footsteps of St Patrick himself by visiting some of Ireland’s most iconic sites: St Patrick’s Cathedral in County Down, Croagh Patrick in County Mayo, Hill of Slane in County Meath, or The Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary…  Whatever the intentions for your travel to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, the trip is sure to be unforgettable.

 

But who is St. Patrick anyway? When and where did the traditions begin? The answers may surprise you....

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The Gut-brain Connection: How To Feed Your Brain

By Karen Brar, Founder of Nourished Union

 

If there was ever a call for “digestive health,” this is it!

 

There is much talk about how to manage your stress through mindfulness and living a balanced healthy lifestyle. Move, breathe, and eat well. But did you know how important what you eat and how you digest really is to your overall mental health?

 

Your gut is considered your “second brain.”

 

Yes, its true! There is no denying it anymore.

 

With more scientific discoveries coming out about the vagus nerve, the enteric nervous system, and the amazing influence your gut microbes can have, it’s no wonder what you eat feeds not only your body but can directly affect your brain....

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The Passions Behind the People

This month the spotlight is on Corinne Youngholm, General Sales Manager, Arrangements Unlimited, our DMC partner in San Diego

 

The pet...

No pets right now, we did have a black bunny named Shadow – actually she was my daughter’s and Shadow we were lucky we had her through middle school and all of high school and she got sick and we had to let her go. She and I became close after all those late nights after events and I would sit on the carpet with her,  pet her as long as she would let me, and unwind while I sipped on a glass of wine! She was my therapy bunny!

 

The smell...

Fresh baked bread – I LOVE my carbs!...

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Nicholas Zazzera Named President of DECO Productions, Inc., a DMC Network Company

Miami, FL – February 25, 2020 – Nicholas Zazzera, former Senior Account Executive at DECO Productions, Inc., has been appointed as President, effective immediately. In his new role, Nicholas will spearhead the company’s strategic growth plans while ensuring client satisfaction working with and through the highly talented DECO Team and industry partners.

 

With Nicholas as President, DECO is poised to reach new heights. His innovative ideas paired with his many years of experience and attention to detail are just a few of the qualities that make him the perfect candidate to lead DECO Productions, Inc. into the future...

 

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See the latest industry news and announcements from the DMC Network.

  • PRESS RELEASES         

    January 9, 2020

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce Global Russia DMC & PCO as the newest Preferred Partner to the DMC Network family. This latest addition continues the DMC Network’s commitment to global expansion in 2020.

    > See press release

    December 12, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards. Appearing throughout the categories of Achievement, Excellence and Recognition; many DMC Network partners have been showcased this year.

    > See press release

    October 2, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that eleven of its partners have been chosen as the 2020 ADMEI Achievement Awards Finalists this year, for a total of eighteen awards.

    > See press release

    October 31, 2018

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that it has partnered with ECPAT-USA, the leading anti-child trafficking organization in the United States.

    > See press release

    October 01, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Event Experience has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Event Experience is a Seattle-based DMC and event production company with a recording and editing studio, an audio visual department, logistical resources, and creative planning teams.

    > See press release

    September 16, 2019

    Last week saw The DMC Network’s Annual Talent Search taking place on the Tuesday evening of IMEX America.  This was the company’s 7th year hosting the event in Las Vegas, firmly solidifying it in the trade show calendars of client and industry partners globally.

    > See press release

    September 03, 2019

    The DMC Network is excited to announce that Signature DMC has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Signature DMC has been creating bespoke incentive experiences throughout Argentina since 2003

    > See press release

    August 29, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that ECO Destination Management Services has joined the DMC Network as a Preferred Partner. ECO DMS is a full service destination management company in the Dutch Caribbean in operation for over 31 years.

    > See press release

    August 21, 2019

    Newport Hospitality, Inc. was recently awarded two prestigious Esprit Awards by the International Live Events Association (ILEA) - Best Meeting/Conference Program (Over $500,000 USD) and Best ILEA Team Effort (Over $150,000 USD).

    > See press release

    July 30, 2019

    The DMC Network is thrilled to announce that TERRAEVENTS France has joined the DMC Network as an Affiliate Partner.

    Based in Paris and covering Central and Northern France, this office is the latest addition to TERRAEVENTS’ expanding European portfolio.

    > See press release

    July 23, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Destination South Meetings + Events has opened a coastal division. Based in Charleston, this affiliate is the latest addition to Destination South’s portfolio and will be representing the DMC Network throughout the state of South Carolina and Georgia.

    > See press release

    July 02, 2019

    Last week, Park City and Summit Events, a DMC Network Company, welcomed the 2019 DMC Network Annual Exchange, with 125 industry and media professionals and from all over the globe.

    > See press release

    April 16, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce that Mosaix Group, a DMC Network Company based in North Carolina, has won 4 awards at the ILEA Charlotte North Carolina Chapter Awards.

    > See press release

    February 14, 2019

    The DMC Network is delighted to announce further expansion in the Caribbean with the arrival of our Affiliate Partner Island Destination Services in the Bahamas.

    > See press release

    February 11, 2019

    The DMC Network is proud to announce that their partners have been honored with awards in 10 categories at this year’s ADMEI Achievement Awards.

    > See press release

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