Scottish Destination Management Association
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Scottish Destination Management Association Mission Statement
Established in 1990, the SDMA is the Scottish tourism Industry’s Destination Management trade association comprising of individual members who represent Scottish Destination management companies. The SDMA’s aim is to represent the professional viewpoint of the Scottish Destination Management association in all matters relating to the exchange of ideas and knowledge between members and to raise industry awareness of collective issues with the ultimate aim of enhancing the visitor experience to Scotland.
Tour Operators, Travel Agents and Corporate Travel
How can the SDMA assist you? Our key aim is to make it easy for you to book your clients’ trip to Scotland with confidence and peace of mind, knowing you are being looked after by the experts on the ground.
A Destination Management Company (DMC) is a term for a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge, expertise and resources, specializing in the design and implementation of events, activities, tours, transportation and program logistics.
A DMC provides a ground service based on local knowledge of their given destinations. These services can be transportation, hotel accommodation, restaurants, activities, excursions, conference venues, themed events, gala dinners and logistics, as well as helping with overcoming language barriers. DMCs are able to provide preferential rates based on the buying power they have with their preferred suppliers.
A DMC is an incoming tour operator catering for both corporate and leisure clients. DMCs differ from tour operators in that DMCs do usually not deal directly with end-clients, but trade through agents, which may be tour operators.
Scottish Travel Advice and planning your vacation to Scotland
This site is aimed at directing you, travel agents and trade buyers, and also to enhance your and your visitors’ experience to Scotland; click on the SDMA Service Selector for a list of members services to see how we can best assist you or Contact Us with your specific enquiry.