DID YOU KNOW THAT: Each month 250,000 people search for a “Meet & Greet” provider; each month 750,000 people search for an airport transfer provider; and each month almost 2 million people search for team-building providers via Google? The statistics are astounding: 85% of all destination services are purchased without the help of a DMC.
According to American Express and MPI's report FutureWatch, the “DIY” market has a value of $100 Billion in the U.S. alone - we estimate this to be well over $300 billion worldwide.
Why are individuals gravitating towards this “Do-it-Yourself” approach to event planning? Why don't they simply call the local DMC?
Regardless of the potential explanations for this trend in consumer demand, e-dmc.com is designed to give the DIY event planner a system that accomplishes even the most complex elements of any program including, managing Arrivals and Departures in a matter of minutes, complete with vehicle schedules, online flight updates, and departure notices delivered via text messages and email. In layman's terms, our free web-based tool is designed to save you both time and money!
However, the proliferation of the DIY market has led to some general concerns among DIY planners who can often times feel overwhelmed by the demands of planning their own events, and are concerned about the level of accountability in dealing with different suppliers and providers over the internet.
Tara Bernard, a columnist for the New York Times online, recently published an article describing her experience in personally drafting her will using DIY guides. She concludes, “…that’s not to say that three of my four wills weren’t perfectly fine legal documents. But even though they seemed easy to draft, I still needed a lawyer to help decode some seemingly standard clauses and their consequences in my home state of New York.” Like Do-it-yourself legal solutions, online event planning services, offering everything from transportation to venue options, can sometimes fall short of the DIY consumers’ expectations. DIY event planners want the most expedient way to hash out their event programs, which can be easily achieved through our secure web-based program, but they also want the reliability of local expertise…and E-DA, understanding this need, has tens of thousands of planners at your disposal!
e-dmc.com features innovative technology that delivers first-class services at a fast rate, and enlists Destination Experts worldwide so as to reassure consumers of the quality of their event programs. The DIY planner now has the potential for reduced costs, leaner balance sheets, and has gained greater flexibility and access to specialized expertise as well.
e-dmc.com is continuing to add destinations in major markets, and is offering patent pending scheduling software to planners in need of Arrival and Departure assistance anywhere in the country. Easily imported, the largest to smallest manifests will automatically generate vehicle schedules with their corresponding passenger manifests in a matter of minutes. Purchase orders will then be sent to the transportation company for verification and confirmation. As is always the case, the processing is free and the services are available at published net rates.
Visit our websites at e-destinaccess.com and e-dmc.com for information on our products and services.
Published by Flora Barron