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Amanda Pacheco
Associate Director of Sales

“Our blog is our ongoing updates of all we do at Goen South. All of our staff contribute to the writing, videography and photography of each of our blog posts. We strive to keep our clients apprised of our services, recent events and our community outreach programs Goen South Gives and Project Goen Green.”

“Our blog is our ongoing updates of all we do at Goen South. All of our staff contribute to the writing, videography and photography of each of our blog posts. We strive to keep our clients apprised of our services, recent events and our community outreach programs Goen South Gives and Project Goen Green.”

Amanda Pacheco
Associate Director of Sales

10 Things to Consider When Hiring a DMC

You’ve decided to hire a DMC, or Destination Management Company, to help you plan your conference or event… but how do you pick the right one? Whether you’re looking for transportation, event planning services, logistics, décor, dine-arounds, off site excursions, entertainment, or a combination of services, here are 10 things to consider when hiring a DMC.

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Do You Need a DMC?

If you are considering hiring a DMC, you might have questions about what they are and which services they provide. What exactly is a DMC? Is hiring a DMC worth it, and what does a DMC actually do? Is a DMC just a fancy name for an event planner? Keep reading to learn more about DMCs, and to see if a DMC is a good fit for you or your company.

A DMC, or Destination Management Company, provides services and resources such as event planning, coordination and design, transportation services, tours, entertainment, logistics, and more. A DMC can provide as many or as few services as needed, but their purpose is to organize, plan, and execute events and activities in a city, typically for out-of-town guests. DMCs can assist corporate event planners, or they act entirely on their own. Most importantly, they are experts of their city. It can be overwhelming to not only visit a new city but to plan events and experiences in that location, so DMCs are there to do the work for you. A DMC is basically a one-stop shop and can provide every service you can think of when visiting a new city; they exist to help clients discover and enjoy the best parts of their city and to create a seamless and memorable experience. Hiring a DMC is the absolute best way to see the culture and unique flavor of a city.

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Goen South Gives - Hurricane Harvey Relief

When their community needed it most, Bear Creek United Methodist Church provided shelter to families displaced by Hurricane Harvey. Within days, the church was in need of resources to support upwards of 150 people from their community in Houston. Mary Helen Dolan was able to make contact with her cousin, and our very own, Roger Guerra and get us the information we needed to be able to haul an 18 foot truck full of donated items from San Antonio; among a total of 8 pallets were non-perishable food, 64 cases of bottled water, 15 cases of diapers and wipes, baby formula and day-to-day household items. We are so incredibly thankful for everyone who contributed and made it possible to bring some relief to this community. This one small gesture by many speaks volumes about the power of good will. Thank you to all who donated.


Skeet Shooting

Enjoy the Texas Hill Country at a real shooting range and feel like a real Texan by taking your team skeet shooting. Shoot disks for fun or add a level of competition. Either way, this activity is great for anyone from beginners to experts.


Cigar Roller

Enjoy the finer things in life with Cuban style hand rolled cigars.


Terracotta Pots

A great collection of old terracotta pots will be put to good use as table centerpieces and general event decor.


Texas Junkyard

Our Junkyard Jamboree event theme is one our Austin favorites.


Piano

An old piano catches Morris' eye in New Orleans.


Silk Screens

Beautiful silk screens are an excellent resource for our extensive line of event decor items.


Texas Ranch Night - Behind the Scenes

Escape the city and take in the sights of the beautiful Texas Hill Country by visiting a real ranch. While you’re there, you gotta grab the mechanical bull by the horns!


Pinatas

Handmade pinatas constructed of old cardboard and newspapers works hand-in-hand with our Project Goen Green goals.


Hollywood Glam - Behind the Scenes

Beautiful silk screens are an excellent resource for our extensive line of event decor items.


No Kid Hungry Event

Giving back to our Texas community.