While work on live MICE activities has paused for now in Ireland and around the world, the planning phase for future events is in full flow under the surface. Once Ireland reopens for business, we’ll be kickstarting a range of world-class incentive itineraries and team-building programmes — and one of the first ports of call for clients and event planners should be one of our trusted Destination Management Company partners.
When designing a unique corporate team-building programme or luxury incentive experience, insider knowledge has the power to transform a great event into something truly extraordinary. It’s the authentic twists, the local flavour and the memorable hidden gems that provide that extra sparkle for guests and that’s exactly where a Destination Management Company (DMC) comes in – a third-party firm tasked with the planning and implementation of out-of-town programmes.
Ashford Castle, County Mayo
Local suppliers and resources, language support, logistics and transport planning and programme design are just some of the services offered by these essential agencies, often contracted by overseas event planners or directly by clients themselves. With unbeatable buying power, DMCs can often provide better rates for their clients and are better positioned to negotiate exclusive deals.
A DMC is an invaluable resource for anyone planning an incentive or corporate programme experience in Ireland – their insights come into focus on everything from award ceremonies and gala dinners (like this one at Luttrellstown Castle) to team-building activities and incentive excursions all over the island of Ireland.
The River Liffey in Dublin
DMCs are equipped to design authentic experiences and ensure there's always a flavour of Ireland in their itineraries. As well as designing activities, booking accommodation and coordinating logistics through one dedicated point of contact, these on-the-ground experts can offer nation-wide knowledge and offer networks of trusted suppliers, with the experience to help implement both large and small-scale events.
By engaging a DMC you’ll be guaranteeing excellent value and peace of mind for your incentive or team-building programme in Ireland – and an added touch of magic that ensures each guest leaves Ireland with treasured memories of this world-class MICE destination.
To find the perfect DMC for your MICE activities in Ireland, browse our list of approved partners. Read more about the incentive trips Irish DMCs have organised for companies from all over the world in our Incentive Case Studies.