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“We recently partnered with IDS (Island Destination Services) for one of our top client's annual incentive trips at Atlantis Resort. We were very pleased with our overall experience. The level of creativity during the proposal stage was excellent. The delivery onsite was spot on, and the flexibility with our ever-changing needs was met in every instance. Anything we needed from onsite cell phones, to printer needs, decor, entertainment and transportation, IDS did with a smile. I would certainly classify them as a "yes" company, always finding a way to pull things off.
As a meeting planner and a DMC provider, we hold other DMC's to a very high standard. I would recommend IDS and plan to use them upon our next visit to the Bahamas."
"For the past 3 years I have had the pleasure of working with Lonise Carey at Island Destination Services in Nassau, Bahamas. Our company held incentive trips in the Bahamas in 2011 and 2013.
As part of our program, we produce evening events for our group of 1300 people. Lonise Carey was our primary contact at IDS when we approached her to propose concepts for our parties.
With her creative eye and sense of design, she was able to create a beautiful party that accomplished everything we were trying to communicate to our attendees. Guests were blown away by the attention to detail and warm environment that embraced them as they entered the party.
As a true professional, Lonise is focused on pleasing her clients by customizing the design and working within the budget limitations given to her. She is open to new concepts and elaborates on those ideas through resourcing and creativity.
Working with her and her IDS team has proven to be beneficial in all respects. As we return to the Bahamas for future business, Lonise has become an invaluable resource for us.
We look forward to working with her on future endeavors for we know it will lead to success."
YOUNG PRESIDENT'S ORGANISATION, FLORIDA CHAPTER
"We recently visited Atlantis, The Bahamas, for our VIP group’s Family Meeting.
Island Destination Services was one of the preferred vendors from Atlantis, and immediately upon making an inquiry, Lonise returned our call with a myriad of questions to help give us the best proposal possible.
When the proposal arrived, it was thorough and fair priced. Lonise worked with us to get everything we wanted for our event, and still remain within our budget.
The Saturday night event we had at the Royal Deck at Atlantis was the highlight of our Meeting. The care and attention to detail IDS took with our event was phenomenal. Everything they quoted in the proposal came together even better than they described. Lonise’s suggestions were right on, and guided us to having the perfect event.
The coordination of all the items of our event were flawlessly executed, most especially the entertainment, music and the fireworks show. Lonise understood perfectly the quality of event we wanted and made sure every aspect, actor, entertainer and participant met that quality standard.
Because of Lonise and Island Destination Services, our attendees all agreed our Saturday night event was the highlight of our trip.
I would recommend IDS for their ease of relationship management, their follow through on every detail, and the quality of the services they provided. They leave no detail left undone, leaving their clients to enjoy their events and not have to worry about the management of it."
NASSAU AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
"I am pleased to write on behalf of IDS, in view of my long-term relationship and experience with the company.
IDS is a company comprised of young and dynamic individuals who bring creative solutions to their client’s needs. My ﬁrst experience with the group was while I was employed with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism. In addition to providing design and catering services for many tourism and hospitality events such as conference opening and closing ceremonies and receptions, they were successful winners of bids to design and cater for the Premiere of Tyler Perry’s movie “Why did I get married too”, as well as to design, construct and manage a major cultural exhibition for the contestants of the Miss Universe Pageant 2009.
Since my joining the Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD), IDS was successful in its bid to execute the Grand Opening Event for the new US Departures Terminal. This involved tremendous planning and execution, with all activities taking place within the terminal – from design of invitations to décor for the event, staging and lighting for the surprise celebrity entertainer, Lenny Kravitz, catering for thousands of guests, creation of commemorative gifts, all-in-all a highly successful and memorable event.
Most recently, I have seen their successful execution of the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception for the largest regional tourism event, the Caribbean Marketplace 2012, held at Atlantis. Additionally, they bid successfully to design and execute the Gala Awards Dinner for the Routes Americas Forum, giving delegates of the Forum a dramatic and elegant event.
Apart from their obvious talent with respect to creative design and ﬂawless execution, their strength is the fact that they listen to what the client wants and needs and are able to provide cost-appropriate solutions.
I have no hesitation in recommending IDS to anyone seeking “wow” outcomes. They are highly skilled and adept at designing and staging quality events and activities."