In an increasingly unstable world, safety and security have never been more important when planning events, and MICE destinations need to be able to demonstrate their safety credentials in order to attract new business. Event planners scouting new destinations need to take extra precautions and background checks to reduce the element of surprise for their demanding clients. In order to achieve this, there are certain steps which can be taken.
The obvious first step is to choose a safe destination. Slovenia, Croatia and Montenegro are three neighbours in South-East Europe, whose coastlines along the Adriatic has been attracting tourists for over 100 years. All three have a long tradition of hospitality and are considered among the safest countries in Europe. That history of hospitality means that there is great experience in catering to all kinds of international cultural requirements, in addition to safety and security.
While choosing a safe country is an important first step, finding the right local partner is an essential key to success. A trusted local DMC partner who knows the local scene and potential pitfalls will be able to work with you to identify and assess the risks. Expect the unexpected and plan as much in advance is a must, and a local partner who can advise on risk management and provide an adequate insurance portfolio will considerably enhance the smooth running of your event.
Planning is key, and thorough research in the form of on-site inspections are necessary to ensure that the element of surprise is eliminated from event planning. An experienced local DMC will have established and safe itineraries designed – researching using trustworthy sources not only saves time and stress, but results in the best and most efficient final product.