Global DMC Partners is the largest global network of independent destination management companies and sales advisors serving planners worldwide.
We are a group of over 65 DMCs that serve 500+ destinations. We are a group of DMCs in over 500 destinations who have come together because we share a unique global perspective, a passion for the industry, a deep commitment to your success, and an unparalleled level of creativity, knowledge, and experience. Our promise is to always deliver one-of-a-kind programs and a singular standard of excellence wherever you choose to go in the world.
Work with advisors who have a global mindset coupled with decades of practical industry experience. When you work with us, you’ll have a dedicated, long-term advisor who can anticipate which destinations and programs might work best for your groups. Our job is to bring decades of industry experience and a global mindset to the planning process and to communicate directly with member DMCs on your behalf. Call on your advisor anytime for strategic advice, creative brainstorming, local intelligence, and practical assistance. Once your contract is signed, we’re still at your side, right through your meeting or event. No question is too much. No detail is too small. Our DMC partners are hand picked for their extensive local knowledge, fresh creative ideas, proven experience, and their advocacy of the industry’s highest standards and best practices. You’ll work with leaders who share a passion for their destinations and a genius for creating unique experiences that exceed expectations. Your group will be welcomed at the hottest restaurants, tour with the most knowledgeable guides, and treated like insiders everywhere you go.
Thanks to our friends at BizBash for including our most recent GDP Survey in this roundup of "What Attendees Want From Virtual, Hybrid and In-Person Meetings in 2021."
bizbash.com A group of newly released surveys sheds some light on what event and meeting planners should expect this year.
[03/03/21] Congratulations to our partner Spaintacular on being awarded in three categories (Best Event $200,001 and up, Best Entertainment and Best Use of Technology) at the 2021 Association of Destination Management Executives International Awards! Spaintacular partnered with Maritz Global Events for this breathtaking event in Tenerife, Spain. Watch for a peek!
Are you ready to Be The Change? Join Raquel Eatmon TV, CEO of Rising Media LLC, Speaker, Author & Be Bold Accomplice, for Compassion in Communication: Deepening Connections From Afar.
In this free webinar in March 10, learn how to improve communication skills, bring value to relationships and more. Reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/2OfjnaZ
GDP President and CEO Catherine Chaulet shares her thoughts on the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program's new focus on small businesses in this story by MeetingsNet and what it means for the meetings & events industry.
Read more: https://www.meetingsnet.com/meeting-planning-toolbox/smallest-businesses-move-front-ppp-line
Shelley is here at the Pyramids of Giza to remind you to tune in to tomorrow's Free Webinar, Destination Download: Egypt, Nevis & St. Kitts! We'll be hearing about each of these amazing destinations with our DMC partners Egypt with Excel Travel and Sunlinc!
Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3pve2cA
Congratulations to GDP partner ECO DMS Aruba & Curacao on their win in the 2020 BizBash Event Style Awards! Their Happy News campaign took first prize in the Live & Virtual Events & Experiences: Best Guerrilla Marketing Initiative/Marketing Campaign.
And congratulations to our friends at SongDivision for being named a finalist for Best Virtual Team Building Activity!
As many remain optimistic about travel and events resuming in 2021, especially in the second half of the year, you may find yourself wondering which destinations are a good fit for your future groups or events.
Join our latest Free Webinar, Destination Download: Egypt, Nevis & St. Kitts on February 24 and hear from DMCs from Egypt and St. Kitts & Nevis. Thanks to our DMC partners Egypt with Excel Travel and Sunlinc for sharing your knowledge with us!
Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3pve2cA
Thanks to The Meeting Magazines for sharing the results of our Q4 2020 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey! Read the article for insight on what the data means for planners from GDP President & CEO Catherine Chaulet.
themeetingmagazines.com Global DMC Partners (GDP), the premier, one-stop global resource for virtual, hybrid and in-person events , today shared the results of its Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey. Conducted from December 3-29, 2020, the survey polled 242 respondents from the meetings and events industry. Of these, 93%wer...
Feeling musical? Our virtual music offerings from partners around the globe allow you to enjoy the sound of music wherever you are. Choose from activities like learning to play the "Kloy" (a traditional Cambodian flute) with Destination Asia DMC, partaking in a high-energy karaoke battle with Evolution Event Solutions, enjoying a private Chicago Blues or Jazz experience with Chicago Is... and more!
See all musical and other virtual offerings: https://bit.ly/GDPVirtualEventsEng
Currently looking for freelance opportunities or considering entrepreneurship? Join our free webinar What Now? Building Professional Resilience and a Path Forward on February 11 to explore the different freelance options for meeting professionals. Together with Soundings Connect, we'll offer insights to help you weather this uncertain time.
Sign up: https://bit.ly/2YE1BjK
Our Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey results are in! Find out when planners expect face-to-face meetings to return, what the prospect of incentive trips is looking like in 2021, what post-COVID challenges we face and more.
Download the full report: https://bit.ly/GDPQ4Results
Are you tapping into the benefits of the freelance economy with your 2021 events and plans? Join our free webinar Leveraging the Freelance Economy with Soundings Connect to see how you can tap into this resource and begin preparing your organization to work with freelance talent.
Sign up now: https://bit.ly/3anqrtR
More than three-quarters of meeting and event planners pivoted to virtual events in 2020, according to our Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey. Is the trend here to stay in 2021 and what else should you be considering for your virtual, hybrid, and in-person events?
Join the 450+ of your peers registered for our free webinar this Wednesday and find out. Reserve your spot: https://bit.ly/3nAi0zJ
Missed last week's webinar to Recharge & Refresh for 2021 - or want to go back to review a session? The recording is now live, so you can start vision board planning, take some time to meditate, try your hand at chair yoga or kickstart your nutrition goals. And if you're feeling inspired to share with others, contact us to learn how these virtual event ideas can be translated to your next event.
Watch the recording: http://bit.ly/391IyWE
Join us for a peek into the trends that will define this year. Our 2021 Trends & Panel Discussion will share insights from our Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey, highlighting the top challenges and concerns as we also face new developments and optimism around the COVID vaccine.
Plus, hear directly from your peers about best practices and ideas around contract negotiations, virtual events, hybrid & face-to-face events, budgeting and more.
Register now for the free online open forum on January 27: https://bit.ly/3nAi0zJ
You'll spot a familiar face in the January/February issue of MeetingsNet! Catch GDP President & CEO Catherine Chaulet sharing her knowledge in the cover story — 21 for 2021: Predictions and perspectives from big industry players.
Read the story: https://www.meetingsnet.com/meetingsnet-januaryfebruary-2021-digital-edition-0#28
One solution, endless possibilities. Over the last several months, we've been hard at work expanding our services to better serve our client’s ever-growing program needs, especially in the virtual/digital space.
Take a look through our Virtual Events Engagement offerings (there are 350+!) and get inspired for your next event! http://bit.ly/GDPVirtualEventsEng
Contact your GDP sales advisor or email [email protected] to get started.
Join Global DMC Partners for four, rejuvenating mini sessions that will help ease you into the new year and more importantly, a fresh start!
Our Free Webinar: Recharge & Refresh for 2021! on January 13 will give you a jump start to 2021, with mini sessions on meditation, nutrition, vision board planning and chair yoga.
Register for this free online event: https://bit.ly/2XjYCMJ
Special thanks to our partners for their support in each session: Poland Pros (Meditation), District Experience (Vision Board Planning), Destination Concepts inc (Nutrition 101) and Evolution Event Solutions (Chair Yoga).
YAY for people! People are the core of the meetings & events industry - and to help you find the right talent is our partner Soundings Connect. Through the talent solutions company, receive access to a trusted network of more than 600 freelance professionals to help make your next meeting or event a success.
Learn more about Soundings Connect and our other strategic partners: https://globaldmcpartners.com/strategic-alliances
As we close out the year that was, we want to take a moment and say thank you to all our partners and clients for your resilience this year. Through the challenges and uncertainties, we made it through #TogetherAtHome. Cheers to 2021!
Throughout 2020, we have expanded our offerings to better serve our clients' ever-growing program needs! Did you know we offer various event services through our creative event partners, from virtual event production to promo products, kitting and shipping?
Visit https://globaldmcpartners.com/strategic-alliances to learn more about the event services that we can offer for your 2021 programs, and send us an email at [email protected] to get started. If you are an event company looking for global sales and marketing partnerships, we’d love to consider a partnership with you!
Are your holidays looking a little more like this, this year?? From all of us at Team GDP, we wish you and your families a wonderful holiday season filled with plenty of fun, laughter, and happy memories!
Looking for something warm and cozy to try over the holidays? Try making Coquito, the Puerto Rican version of eggnog. As our partner Dragonfly Global DMC explains, this traditional drink is found in every Puerto Rican home starting in November and throughout the holiday season well into January.
Try it yourself! Ingredients and instructions are below.
• 1 1/2 cups dark rum
• 2 cinnamon sticks
• 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
• 1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut (Coco Lopez)
• 1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
• 4 oz evaporated milk
• 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 4 tablespoons shredded coconut, optional
1. In a large pitcher with a lid (or two large jars with lids - this will make about 56 oz of liquid) add dark rum and cinnamon sticks. Let sit for 1 hour.
2. In a blender, puree all the other ingredients. Pour into the bottle and shake well to combine with rum mixture.
3. Chill for at least 4 hours and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a month.
4. Shake vigorously before pouring.
Salud! Thanks to Dragonfly for the ingredients and instructions plus this great video, and be sure to let them and us know if you make it at home!
Don't forget! Our Q4 Meetings & Events Pulse Survey closes Friday.
Share your thoughts for a chance to win an Amazon gift card, and keep your eyes out for our January webinar when we'll share the exclusive insights that were generated
Take the survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6065892/306572c09f87
Bring a bit of warmth and global spirit into your home this winter with cocktail recipes from our partners around the world. Head to https://globaldmcpartners.com/globally-inspired-cocktails-make-home-during-holidays for the recipes, and be sure to tag us in your photos of any drinks you make at home!
Yes, there's still time to create an exciting virtual holiday party! With activities ranging from Deck the Halls (DIY arts & crafts) to Jingle All the Way (music & entertainment), we'll make sure everyone has a jolly good time. Learn more: https://bit.ly/GDP2020Holidays
What's on the menu? For GDP team members Stacy and Roberto, that includes Polish Pierogi, New Orleans Pralines and Puerto Rican Paella! Inspired by the cooking sessions at this year's Connection, they whipped up these creations at home.
Find the recipes and instructions in the Connection session recordings: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/gdpvirtualconnection2020
Our final quarterly research survey for the year is open! Can you take five minutes and share what’s on your mind in meetings & events? Plus, we’ll be hosting a webinar in January so you can hear about the exclusive insights that were generated and what is essential for us to be aware of in 2021 and beyond.
Take the survey: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6065892/306572c09f87
This Giving Tuesday and holiday season, give the gift of cheer. Our DMCs from around the world are connected to a wide array of local organizations that can use your support virtually. Contact your GDP sales rep for suggestions on virtual CSR activities and how you and your company can help those in need.
Even as we are apart physically, we are thankful together. This Thanksgiving, we're grateful for all our team members, partners and clients who have joined us #TogetherAtHome. Happy Thanksgiving!
With Thanksgiving only a few days away, many of us are in "holiday season mode" already. And while in-person holiday parties may be out of the question this year, we know how important it is to stay connected, especially while many people are working from home.
Check out our selection of virtual holiday experiences, so that no matter where your employees or clients are celebrating, everyone can join in on the fun – including families and kids!
See more: https://bit.ly/GDP2020Holidays
Want to rewatch a favorite session from #GDPConnection or take a virtual trip with one of our experiences? Now you can, with recordings from sessions and activities now live on our on-demand platform.
Watch now: https://www.gotostage.com/channel/gdpvirtualconnection2020
Thank you to Total Brand Experience for helping bring our event vision to life, and to everyone who made last week's Virtual Connection a success!
*Drop the mic* #VirtualConnection2020 was such a success—500 attendees, 60+ exhibitors, 17 live international activities, and 2 powerhouse keynote sessions! Thank you Global DMC Partners for trusting in TBX to deliver your digital event solutions.
#tbx #totalbrandexp #eventlife #eventservices #eventplanning #eventproduction #eventcompany #experientalevents #virtualevents #digitalevents #digitaleventplanning #TBX_llc #GDPConnection #LoveaDMC
Hot off the press! The results of our most recent Meetings & Events Pulse Survey are in, focusing on the widespread impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic across the MICE industry.
Read key findings and download the full report: https://globaldmcpartners.com/global-dmc-partners-releases-results-q3-meetings-events-survey
THANK YOU! To our engaged attendees, to our amazing partner Total Brand Experience, to everyone who made this year's virtual #GDPConnection a success. A special shoutout to all our prize winners for their in-session and social media engagement, and to all our partner DMCs for coming up with such creative experiences and activities. And of course, thank you to our sponsor One Chance Media for this wonderful video wrapping up two days of incredible learnings and connection.
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