Jan 20, 2023



Travel Inspiration

Why Travel Advisors Use DMCs — and Why They Love Them

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Oia, Santorini, Greece

Being a travel advisor means making a client’s travel dreams come true. To do this, Fora Advisors often call upon destination management companies — travel "friends on the ground," as we like to say. But what exactly is a DMC?

Read on to learn more about DMCs — and why Fora Advisors love them. 

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What is a DMC?

A DMC is a specialist in their destination; they know all the best hotels, drivers, restaurants, guides and activities. Fora Advisors work directly with DMCs (it's worth noting that DMCs do not work with travelers directly).

Think of DMC's as local, on-the-ground contacts who can arrange curated experiences and help with logistics, ensuring seamless transfers and transportation. Fora Advisors still handle all the planning and hotel selection. And even when working with a DMC, travel advisors still unlock the A+ perks that come from working with a Fora Advisor.

When do travel advisors use a destination management company?

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel advisors often call on DMCs when a trip has more than one stop, or when transfers, tours and special activities are involved. Travel advisors also use DMCs when their travelers want to tailor a trip exclusively to their group and take advantage of private experiences.

DMCs will arrange everything, so travelers can sit back and enjoy their trip. DMCs will also provide a contact number should a client need any last-minute changes, or have an emergency during your trip — no need to worry about time zones, since DMCs are on-site. 

What sorts of things can a destination management company arrange?

County Kerry, Ireland

Some of our favorite DMCs can do things like help with transportation logistics, have ferry tickets delivered to a traveler's hotel (ideal when vacationing in Greece, for example) or curate immersive experiences one otherwise might not have had access to: luxuriate on a boat for a day on the Amalfi Coast, visit ruins with an archeologist, enjoy a hands-on cooking class at a local's home in Italy or make perfume while on a trip to Ireland

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