DMC Advantage

DMC Advantage

Sales and Marketing for worldwide Destination Management Companies

The DMC Advantage is a UK based Sales and Marketing company selling the services of our hand-picked, boutique DMC's. Our ethos is to deliver the highest possible level of service to both esteemed DMC clients and our event agency and corporate clients with the hallmarks of honesty and integrity. With over 25 years of combined experience working in the conference and incentive industry we offer know

24/04/2024

Simon and I will be attending IMEX Frankfurt and are looking forward to a busy show. We would love to catch up for a friendly chat and an update on our DMC portfolio - please get in touch with us either here or via [email protected] & [email protected]

Ten of our quality DMC partners are exhibiting at the show - book an appointment to find out how they can add their creative magic to your event:

Alpine Sterling DMC - Malta & Gozo D120
DMC Poland G445
Elite Travel Premium Croatia, Slovenia & Montenegro F300
EMI Meetings & Incentives Italy D400
IKEBANA France & Monaco E200
Microcosmos Events DMC Budapest Hungary F330
Performance Travel Amsterdam G260
Pure Arabia Incentives, Conferences & Events LLC Dubai, Arabia UAE & Oman E520
Vista Events DMC Greece D300
Walthers Destination Business Solutions Southern Africa G500

18/04/2024

Last September we attended the M&IT Awards and were humbled and thrilled in equal measures to win Silver in the Best UK Representation Company category. Two of our DMC partners additionally won Gold and Silver in their own category.

This year the deadline for voting is getting closer and we would like to ask for your help again!

We represent our portfolio with a client-focussed approach and only work with the best hand-picked boutique DMC partners to ensure world-class service and a cost effective, friendly and creative approach to every event.

If you think we’re doing a good job it would mean the world if you vote for us in category 1: Best UK Representation Company

https://www.mitawards.co.uk/vote

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 27/03/2024

This week we've had the pleasure of visiting some of our fab clients with Olof Olsson from our Scandinavia DMC BDP Next and Christa Rosengren from Strawberry Hotels.

There's been a lot of updates to share, including the new BDPNext office opening in Oslo to help with the growing demand for events of all sizes we are seeing for this beautiful region.

Last night we hosted a nordic-inspired dinner at the exclusive Studio Frantzen on the Harrods rooftop and we end our week with a day of London appointments.

15/02/2024

We were humbled and thrilled in equal measures to win Silver at the 2023 M&IT Awards in the Best UK Representation Company category - and we need your help again!

We represent our portfolio according to DMC Advantage ethos, with a client-focussed approach and only the best hand-picked boutique DMC partners to ensure world-class service and a cost effective, creative approach to every event.

If you think we’re doing a good job it would mean the world if you vote for us.

M&IT Award voting: https://www.mitawards.co.uk/vote
Category 1: Best UK Representation Company

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 24/11/2023

We're coming to the end of a fun week visiting some fabulous clients with Sandra from our Icelandic partner Sena.

Iceland is a country that never disappoints with hot springs, glaciers, live volcanoes, black sand beaches, cool hotels, friendly locals and so much more, all adding up to create a bucket-list incentive destination.

The Sena team, headed by Sandra, love to bring their creative skills and experience to every programme to ensure all client expectations are exceeded. Get in touch to find out more.

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 03/11/2023

Simon has arrived in the beautiful events city of Budapest with a VIP client group, co-hosting with our ace DMC partner Microcosmos and the brand new Hard Rock Hotel Budapest.

Microcosmos, proud five-time winners of Best Incoming Agency at the Best of Budapest & Hungary Awards, have created a fun-packed programme which will take in some of the city’s best event spaces, restaurants and activities. The friendly team offers high quality services matched with a creative flair for each and every event.

Our group are staying at the funky new Hard Rock Hotel Budapest, situated in the middle of the buzzing Broadway. Here they will experience Hard Rock Hotels’ signature style at Sessions, the upscale restaurant and at Constant Grind coffee shop and bar.

There's even a cool conference and seminar rooftop venue at Roxy, with its attached outdoor terrace being the perfect hotspot for cocktail hours.

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 03/10/2023

Our partner DMC Pure Arabia Incentives, Conferences & Events LLC is the ground sponsor for inVOYAGE Oman 2023. This high profile forum event brings together leading buyers from around the world with luxury suppliers to the MICE market.
Pure Arabia's fabulous team in Oman lead by Ameir Shubber, have the experience and in-depth knowledge to bring this enchanting, authentically Arabian destination to life.
This marks my own third visit to Oman and I'm captivated!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 26/09/2023

We're enjoying our busy week seeing some fab clients with Andrea from Microcosmos DMC Budapest.

Budapest has so much to offer from a MICE perspective, with history, culture, superb venue and hotel choices coupled with excellent value for money all coming together to create an incredibly attractive destination.

Microcosmos now offers in-house event production services to help you create the perfect seamless event. Get in touch to find out more!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 18/09/2023

We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who voted for our DMC's and for The DMC Advantage in the 2023 M&IT Awards.
We were thrilled to see our partners Vista Events DMC Greece win Gold and Factor 3 Events Spain win Silver in the Best DMC category, with Alpine Sterling DMC Malta also making the finalist list.
We were so pleased to win joint Silver in the new category of Best UK Representation Company along with Amplified Hotels - it means a lot! Congratulations to Destinations Unlimited for winning Gold and to all the other finalists.
It was an amazing evening catching up with so many of our industry friends and great to spend time with Rena (Vista Events) Sam (Factor 3 Events) and Eslam (Pure Arabia Incentives, Conferences & Events LLC).

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 15/09/2023

We've had a busy week meeting wonderful clients with Eslam from Pure Arabia Incentives, Conferences & Events LLC our DMC partner for Dubai, UAE & Oman.
After a fun trip up North we hosted an evening of sumptuous Middle Eastern dining at London's Kenza restaurant.
Last night we attended the MPI UK&I Mix 'n' Mingle event at the Sabine Rooftop Bar at Leonardo Royal St Pauls which was so much fun.
Tonight we'll be at the M&IT Awards where we are so honoured to have three of our DMC partners as finalists in the best DMC category - Alpine Sterling DMC Malta, Factor 3 Events Spain and Vista Events DMC Greece .
We're also in the running for Best UK Representation.
Come and say hello to the DMCA team as well as Eslam, Sam from Factor 3 and Rena from Vista Events. We're looking forward to a fun night catching up with old friends and making new ones, good luck to all the finalists and we'll see you on the dancefloor!

29/08/2023

The DMC Advantage team - including our new Sales Director Cathy - are looking forward to attending the M&IT Awards taking place at Evolution London on 15th September. We'll be joined on the night by by Sam from Factor 3 Events and Eslam from Pure Arabia.
We are thrilled to be a finalist in the Best UK Representation Company category and would like to thank everybody who voted for us.
We are also incredibly proud of our three DMC partners named as finalists in the Best Destination Management Company category - Alpine Sterling DMC Malta, Factor 3 Events Spain and Vista Events DMC Greece.
Good luck to all the finalists and we look forward to seeing you on the night!

24/08/2023

Great news to start the week 🍾 We’ve been selected as finalists in the 'Best Destination Management Company' category at the 2023 Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry Awards!

We’re thrilled to be the only Maltese DMC among a cohort of excellent international DMCs nominated in this category. Best of luck to all nominees!

https://www.mitawards.co.uk/2023finalists

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24/08/2023

We are thrilled to announce that Cathy Joyce is joining The DMC Advantage as Sales Director, starting next week. Our small team is all about service and as we grow with quality new DMC signings we believe Cathy will help ensure we continue to stand out for our knowledge, speed of response, and of course the best DMC partners in the business. Her proven track record of going the extra mile to ensure the best service to clients matches our own ideals: she’ll be a fabulous addition.

Cathy's impressive career brings a wealth of experience from renowned hotels and brands across Ireland, the UK, Australia, and the Middle East including Ritz-Carlton, Anantara Hotels & Resorts, Melia Hotels International, and Hyatt Hotels International. She also currently holds the position of President at Meeting Professionals International, UK & Ireland Chapter highlighting her leadership and dedication to the industry.

Welcome on board Cathy!

27/07/2023

It was so much fun to catch up with the friendly OrangeDoor team at their Open Day in Bromley.
There's always so much going on with our DMC partners and we like nothing more than sharing their exciting updates and discussing how they can help to bring your event ideas to life - thanks for the invite!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 19/07/2023

This week we've been joined by Warren Zahra from our 2023 M&IT finalist DMC partner Alpine Sterling DMC and Kyle from Malta Marriott Hotel & Spa.
So far we've met lots of fab clients for updates on all things Malta & Gozo and yesterday hosted a wonderful evening of sumptuous Maltese dining at London's Norma.

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 10/07/2023

Discover Argentina, an incredible destination now with direct flights from London with BA.
Araceli and her team at our partner DMC Passion For Events love nothing more than to help create wow factor programmes for your clients.
The capital Buenos Aires is an exceptional combination of European
flair and Latin American passion, offering a multicultural mix of art, culture, soccer, polo, tango, opera, shopping and much more.
Elsewhere stunning natural vistas await including the magestic Iguazu Falls and Glaciers National Park.
Sample famous wines and explore Argentina's gastronomical heritage to get a real sense of this beautiful country's soul.
Get in touch to find out more!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 03/07/2023

Simon Burleigh travelled to Malta straight after The Meetings Show with a VIP client group to discover all the incredible options available to groups of all sizes on the beautiful islands of Malta & Gozo.

Our group were treated to a fun packed itinerary courtesy of our M&IT Awards 2023 shortlisted DMC partner Alpine Sterling DMC and luxurious accommodation at Corinthia Hotel St. George's Bay.

They experienced travel by tuk-tuk, speedboat, vintage bus and luxury yacht, enjoyed sumptuous Maltese cuisine and explored the best venues and event spaces on the islands.
Thanks to Alpine Sterling and the teams at Visit Malta and Corinthia Hotels for such a wonderful few days.

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 30/06/2023

Wow - a great evening at The Dorchester for the micebook Awards saw Elsa Aguado-Renard from our France & Monaco partner Ikebana receive the 'Highly Commended' award in the Best Destination Management Company category. Congratulations to the whole Ikebana team for their dedication to creating beautiful events.

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 29/06/2023

We're back at The Meetings Show at ExCel London after a busy day and fun packed evening at The Folly with our fab Hosted Buyer group and our crack team of DMC partners sharing our stand D45.
We hope to see you today at the show!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 16/06/2023

Simon Burleigh has returned from our fun-packed VIP client trip to Mauritius in conjunction with our partner DMC Mautourco and our friends at Vine Tree Connections and Sunlife Mauritius Resorts.

He's still buzzing about the incredible standard of hotels, the friendly and efficient Mautourco team and the huge range of activity options on offer to groups of all sizes. Did you know Mauritius has its own 1.5km long zipline? We are happy to share the photgraphic proof! Do get in touch to find out more about this beautiful destination.

15/06/2023

We are thrilled to be returning to The Meetings Show at Excel London 28th & 29th June as exhibitors. We will be joined on Stand D45 by 11 of our friendly DMC partners and we'd love to see you there for an inspirational chat - the appointment diaries are open:

BDP Business Events - Denmark, Sweden & Norway
EMI Meetings & Incentives - Italy
Factor 3 Events - Spain
IKEBANA - France & Monaco
Imperial Connection - Austria
Microcosmos Events - Hungary
Performance Travel Amsterdam - Netherlands
Pure Arabia Incentives - Dubai, UAE & Oman
Sena DMC - Iceland
Vega - Portugal
Vista Events - Greece

+ Alpine Sterling DMC on the Malta Stand

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 07/06/2023

Simon is co-hosting an incredible VIP client trip to Mauritius in conjunction with our partner DMC Mautourco and our friends at Vine Tree Connections and Sunlife Mauritius Resorts.
Our group has experienced a thrilling ground program courtesy of Mautourco including coastal exploration by boat, discovering the beautiful interior by quad bike and zipline and even taking a sampling tour of a cane sugar rum distillery.
The five Sunlife Resorts are a fab mixture of styles and all our hosts have been displaying the famed Mauritian generous and friendly welcome and hospitality.
Mauritius offers so many options with bucket list experiences around every corner. Get in touch to find out more!

12/05/2023

IMEX Frankfurt is nearly upon us! I'll be attending on Wednesday 24th & Thursday 25th May and would love to meet up with you - message me here or email [email protected]
Nine of our talented DMC partners are exhibiting at the show and can't wait to share their latest news and destination updates, please reach out to make an appointment to discover more:

Alpine Sterling Malta - Stand D120
DMC Poland - Stand G440
EMI Italy - Stand D400
Ikebana France and Monaco - Stand E200
Passion For Events Argentina - Stand C120
Performance Travel Netherlands - Stand G260
Pure Arabia UAE & Oman - Abu Dhabi Stand E520 + Oman Stand E620
Vega Portugal - Stand D100
Walthers Southern Africa - Stand G500

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 25/04/2023

James has just returned from a fabulous few days exploring Lisbon with our VIP client group, our friends at SANA Hotels including Amanda Ellis and our wonderful partner Vega DMC Portugal who provided ground logistics and fun activities.

SANA offer a wide range of properties in the Lisbon area and we especially liked the rooftop pool terrace at SUD Lisboa, the funky architecture of the Myriad and the four star Sana Evolution Estoril which is due to open in September.

It was so good to get out on the River Tagus on a rib boat in the sunshine for another perspective of this beautiful city.



Simon Burleigh

31/03/2023

Deliiiighted to open my post today to a yummy chocolate bar from the irrepressible, ever professional, W2 Events Limited , celebrating their 10 years (just 18 months older than DMC Advantage I might add). Proud to be your partner guys!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 31/03/2023

We're coming to the end of a fun and busy week seeing fab clients with Toby from our M&IT Gold Award winning partner Factor 3 Events. Thanks to everyone who took the time to meet up to hear all about amazing events in Spain - it's always so good to meet face to face! Thanks also to the weather gods who have delivered an incredible amount of rain, Toby really appreciated it 😃


Simon Burleigh - Factor 3 Events

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 09/03/2023

This week we've been joined by Elsa from our DMC partner Ikebana representing France & Monaco and Cyrielle from the newly renovated Canopy by Hilton Cannes.
We've had some fab client meetings and a wonderful dining experience at Maison François where we got to learn all about the stylish Les Domaines de Fontenille Collection.
The threat of snow meant we had to cancel our excursion up North - apologies to our friends in the Leeds area - but we'll be back just as soon as we are able!

Elsa Aguado-Renard - Simon Burleigh - Ikebana

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 28/02/2023

What an incredible few days exploring the best of Dubai and the UAE! Our VIP group has now returned after experiencing some of Dubai's most exciting hotels, venues and activities.

A huge thanks to our DMC partner on the ground Pure Arabia Incentives, Conferences & Events LLC for pulling out all the stops with an incredible itinerary which included a helicopter ride, luxury yacht cruise, race cars and a cultural exploration in the old town by traditional Abra .

Our flights ran smoothly with stress-free organisation by All About Flights and our group experienced beautiful five-star hotel accommodation at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira and desert perfection at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert.

An incredible events destination with wow-factor moments at every turn!

Photos from DMC Advantage's post 24/02/2023

Simon is in Dubai with our VIP client group for an incredible few days experiencing the best of this ever-evolving destination. After experiencing seamless group flight arrangements via All About Flights, our travellers spent their first day at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert seeing beautiful oryx and enjoying a falconry display and dinner under the stars.
Our DMC partner Pure Arabia has really brought the wow-factor with a helicopter transfer and an adrenalin-filled race car experience.
Our guests are now staying in the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah Resort with its excellent event spaces and there's still more to come!

The DMC Advantage

The DMC Advantage is a UK based Sales and Marketing company selling the services of our hand-picked, boutique DMC's. Our ethos is to deliver the highest possible level of service to both esteemed DMC clients and our event agency and corporate clients with the hallmarks of honesty and integrity. With over 25 years of combined experience working in the conference and incentive industry we offer knowledgeable solutions to our clients.

Our DMC family:

Austria – Imperial Connection
Czech Republic – Wise Bohemian River
Denmark & Sweden – BDP Business Events
Dubai, Abu Dhabi & Oman – Pure Arabia
Far East – Faces of Asia
Finnish Lapland – Arctic Incentives
France & Monaco – Ikebana
Greece – Vista Events
Hungary – Microcosmos
Iceland – Sena
Italy – PR Incentives
Malta – Alpine Sterling
Netherlands – Performance Travel
Poland – DMC Poland
Portugal – Vega
Spain (Mainland & Tenerife) – Factor 3 Events
Spain (Majorca, Ibiza & Valencia) – Maximice Events Group
Southern Africa – Walthers DBS

If you need assistance in a destination that isn’t featured in our portfolio, we can usually put you in touch with a top-quality DMC who can be trusted to deliver outstanding events. Our combined 25+ years of experience have seen us working with many ad-hoc partners across the globe, building relationships and successfully producing events and conferences of all sizes. While not every destination is suitable for our core portfolio, we are happy to recommend DMCs who we have good experience of, who we know to be service-focussed, cost-effective and experts in their local area.

Contact me on [email protected] or call 01844 292385 / 07736 073637

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