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Planning a Corporate Trip to Washington D.C.? Leave the Planning and Execution to the Experts

Feb 29, 2008
Few cities can boast of as many historical, cultural, and beautiful attractions as Washington, D.C. Its parks, museums, government buildings, and monuments make the city an attractive destination for tourists, school groups, conferences and corporate events. In the midst of so many visitors and venues, you can save yourself substantial time and some serious headaches by employing a destination management company in the D.C. area.

For a lone tourist, a couple, or even a small family, a new city can be exciting at best and highly aggravating at worst. But, for a convention or corporate events coordinator, planning a meeting in a new city can be as dangerous as tromping through a jungle.

No matter where your company, organization, or clients convene, the gathering will be more enticing, impressive and memorable if it is well-planned and runs smoothly. Planning a special event, particularly a corporate event -- whether for a trade show, training session, or just to help employees bond -- can quickly become very overwhelming.

That's where destination management companies (DMCs) come into play. A DMC in Washington D.C will be able to handle everything from start to finish, including all parts of planning and execution. But be wary when searching destination management companies in the Washington, D.C. area, as not all DMCs are created equal. You want your experience to be unforgettable for the smoothness of the execution and the enjoyment to be had on the trip, not for the incredible disappointment in services and non-stop aggravations that occur.

A DMC with the expertise and connections necessary to make an event truly special ensures that all of your needs and expectations will not just be met, but exceeded.

With a good Washington D.C. DMC in charge, the logistics of transportation, accommodations, entertainment and dining do not need to be part of your worries. From the moment your planes start to arrive to the hour that the last guest departs, a truly professional and efficient company will entertain, serve, and eliminate stress in a myriad number of ways. You ought to be able to expect a great variety of entertainment -- including musicians, speakers, comedians and more -- as well as transportation, such as shuttles (or even limousines if you so choose!) to pick you up at the airport and take you around the city without the hassle of parking.

Washington D.C. has a lot of significant American history built in, and a properly qualified Washington destination management company will have all the connections to make a historical trip well worth the visit. Whether you want an elegant atmosphere with a formal touch to prevail or a playful environment with an easy-going air, a qualified Washington D.C. destination management company will have no problems creating a customized experience with a creative flare no matter how big or small your budget may be.
About the Author
Art Gib writes for GEP Washington, which is a professional Destination Management Company in Washington D.C. that also serves the surrounding area. Visit their website (http://www.gepwashington.com) to learn more about the venues and attractions that they offer.
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