Geneva, 26 March 2018
Ovation Global DMC, continues to live up to the expectations of its international client base by making the most out of every destination. The world’s leading destination management company and incoming event organizer, has entered into a new strategic partnership in the US with 360 Destination Group.
The expanded destination portfolio now includes: California (San Francisco, Napa Valley/Sonoma County, Monterey, Half Moon Bay, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Palm Springs), Arizona, Texas, Chicago and Florida (Miami, Orlando, Amelia Island, Jacksonville, Palm Beach, Naples and Fort Lauderdale).
As the business grows, key actors need to keep evolving in order to meet the ever-changing needs of their customers. Ovation has been taking steps towards that direction by entering into new partnerships, aiming at further strengthening its positioning within the European, Asian, American and African markets.
Commenting on the recent developments, Hugo Slimbrouck, Director of Strategic Partnerships of Ovation stated: “I’m excited with the addition of these grand US destinations to our portfolio! Working with strategic partners in more than 50 countries around the globe brings great value to our corporate and third-party clients. What is particularly pleasing is that we have expanded our US partnerships with a company that we share similar DNA with. 360DG offices are all ADMEI certified and play a proactive role within SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) and FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Professionals association). Ovation will announce more partnerships in other destinations of strategic interest in the next few months.”
Commenting on this partnership, Trevor Hanks, Managing Partner of 360 Destination Group stated: “Ovation Global DMC has long been considered a leader in the hospitality industry. 360 Destination Group recognizes that this collaboration between our two companies will elevate our presence and essence as pioneers in the DMC and events industry. Our partnership is a win-win-win for our company, Ovation Global DMC and most importantly, our customers both domestic and worldwide. 360 Destination Group could not be more excited about our future and our positioning as a company that will always think differently and always be built around the needs of our clients.”
This expansion comes as a result of the Ovation Strategic Partner Program, launched in July 2009. The program was introduced to provide DMC services to companies, associations and agencies at locations where Ovation did not have a wholly owned office. Ovation Strategic Partners are, typically, the leading local DMC and are selected based on strict criteria.
Drawing on the experience of a true expert local management team, these new partnerships aim at enhancing the high touch incentive and corporate meeting program capabilities for both national and international clients.
About Ovation Global DMC
Ovation Global DMC is a Destination Management Company. We possess extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics. We’ve been doing this for over 25 years, helping associations, corporations and agencies at over 100+ destinations throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, Asia, North, Central and South America. Our size and global footprint give us a real advantage when it comes to negotiating the best deals for you. We have local experts across the world, and they are dedicated to helping you to achieve tangible business benefits for your meetings. Ovation Global DMC is often referred as the meeting planner’s guardian angel because what we deliver is personal. People and relationships are the DNA of our company. Through our openness, passion and expertise we make your vision a reality. We make it happen!
About 360 Destination Group
360 Destination Group is the leading full-service destination management company in the United States, with offices in all the destinations that matter most to corporate planners. From California and Arizona to Texas, Chicago, and Florida, 360DG packs 40 years of know-how into the destination experience. Constant attention is given to creating that unexpected “Aha!” for each new program. It’s all built on the foundation of being an extension of our client’s team at every stage of the program process. At 360DG, “Built Around You” isn’t just a tagline. It’s our DNA.
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