euromic has added Hello! Destination Management and Connect DMC to its portfolio.
The two new DMCs represent the USA, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, bringing the number of destinations euromic offers around the globe to 51.
Hello! Destination Management, as one of the largest and most successful destination management companies in the US, was founded in 1986. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, it currently operates in more than 50 popular U.S. meeting destinations with 13 offices including Orlando, Las Vegas, New York, San Diego, Nashville, Miami, and Washington DC.
Paul Mears III, Hello!’s president and CEO, commented: “We are very excited about joining euromic. It’s a great organization, celebrating 50 years of leadership in destination management across the globe. And we will be their first and only U.S. member. I foresee a perfect partnership… This is a great way for us to learn new ways of thinking, expose our team to new expectations, and serve new clients with the guidance of experienced partners. And I am confident that our expertise and footprint in the U.S. make us the perfect partner for euromic and its members.”
The Dominican Republic and Mexico are two more popular MICE destinations in the Americas, and Connect DMC brings them to the euromic table.
Established in 1999, Connect DMC has been providing premier services at a level that has garnered them awards and proven their social awareness and cultural understanding of the areas they reach. With fully-owned and operated offices in Punta Cana, Los Cabos and Santo Domingo, Connect has a wealth of distinct local connections and little-black-book contacts to offer the very best in experience design, destination logistics, sustainability solutions and corporate event services.
“As we join euromic, we are excited to bring our 24 years of experience in the meetings and events industry to this wonderful association and all of its carefully selected members,” said Ben Sauvage, CEO of Connect DMC and industry stalwart. “In our time in this field, we have developed a deep understanding of the importance of sustainability and continuously seeking out new and innovative ideas. We believe that our industry expertise and commitment to progress will be a valuable addition to the group, and we look forward to growing together with euromic with our upcoming expansion within Mexico and the Dominican Republic. We are eager to work with the team to deliver exceptional experiences for our clients. We are confident that together, we will make a positive impact on the industry as a whole.”
Huw Tuckett, euromic’s executive director, underlined their experience and reputation, saying of Connect, “Benoit and Connect are leaders and an exceptional DMC – exactly the type of DMC partner we represent at euromic. Benoit’s sustainability credentials and expertise in particular will be a major benefit to euromic, and to all those who trust to use our members for their programmes.”
And Rajeev Kohli, euromic president, commented about Hello, “[they are] one of the most prominent domestic DMCs in the region. Under the leadership of Paul Mears III, this privately owned network is highly awarded and recognized for their work. We are excited to welcome them to the family.”
Tuckett added, “[The] USA has always been a gap in our global coverage; not anymore. We are very honoured to have Hello! on board.”