Destination Management Companies(DMC) and COVID Pandemic
By: City & Safari International
These on-the-ground experts, ever ready to pull together ground transportation, off-site events, team-building activities and more, normally serve to connect meeting organizers with the wealth of opportunities available in Botswana.
A Director in City & Safari International, a DMC in Botswana and South Africa, Valentine Mganga had this to say, "like many companies, we've been able to adapt and survive during the pandemic. With COVID-19 bringing to a stop almost all plans to meet face to face, corporate event management companies were forced to cut staff, give up office space and in the worst scenarios, cease operations altogether".
Valentine Mganga posited that Conference event organizers depend on group business as their main source of revenue. He indicated that the role of DMCs are becoming more important during these trying times of COVID 19.
"Travelers look to the travel industry for guidance more than ever. Where can they go, will they need to quarantine when they get there, and is it safe? As a result, the travel industry will have to embrace DMCs for COVID 19 information about their intended destinations,"
From City & Safari International (http://www.cityandsafari.com/