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August DMC News

Posted by Linda Schweiss on Aug 27, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Maritz Travel works closely with our supplier partners to bring meeting planners the latest travel industry news. The Source includes content provided by suppliers, as well as information gathered from several online sources.

DVIP Becomes DSC

DVIP, the MTC approved DMC in Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, has been acquired, and is now owned and operated by DSC. The day-to-day primary contact, Michelle Palmer, will remain in place. Ryan Hanley is now Vice President and General Manager, reporting to Kathy Fort Carty.   

Newly Approved DMCs

Peru – Dasatariq, MTC approved DMC in Peru, is changing its name to Coltur Peru. Coltur has owned Dasatariq since 2010. The Dasatariq’s sales team had been based at the Coltur headquarters, with Coltur providing all operational and administrative support. All operational and administrative aspects remain the same. MTC’s primary contact is Cristina Torres, and her new email address is

Palm Springs – AlliedPRA Palm Springs has been added to the MTC DMC Palm Springs list. The primary contact is:

Beth Daniel
National Sales Manager
Direct: 760-776-4377 ext. 209
Mobile: 760-409-9307

Paris – Metropolis has been in business for 30 years and is a boutique DMC with creative ideas and high service levels. Metropolis is represented by World Marketing Group and is part of the Hosts Global Alliance. 

Paola Fedriga
Managing Director
11 rue de Lille F-75007 PARIS
Direct: +33 (0) 1 42 60 06 60
Fax: +33 (0) 1 49 27 91 41

South of France & Monaco – Welcome Travel Team has been in business for 39 years and has been successful with new product launches. It is the only DMC in Monaco that handles all of the VAT services directly.  

Mario Damiani 
Director of Sales 
Welcome Travel Team 
DMC – Incentives, Meetings, Events
74 Boulevard d' Italie – MC 98000 MONACO
Phone: +377 9770 1919

Fax: +377 9325 4938
Direct: +377 9770 1908
Mobile: +33 629 912 483

Note: Metropolis and Welcome Travel Team will both be added to the MTCentral Approved DMC list when all paperwork is finalized.


Linda Schweiss

Director, Supplier Relations

A valued member of the Maritz Travel team for 25 years, Linda has worked as a product marketing specialist, travel account executive, sales support manager, destination specialist, proposal development manager and travel buyer. Her positive attitude and passion for the incentive travel business make her a favorite with coworkers and clients alike. In her current role, Linda fosters strong relationships with our DMCs and supplemental suppliers. Overseeing and enhancing these relationships ensures that our trusted suppliers provide our clients with the best value, service and overall participant experience. 

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June Supplier of the Month

We are thrilled to feature our MSP2 Approved hotel partner, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, as our June Supplier of the Month. The first brand to offer the boutique concept in the U.S., Kimpton prides itself on offering intimate, authentic experiences enhanced by the unique character of each location. Despite its boutique background, Kimpton has mastered the art of offering large meetings that don’t feel large. Their exclusive Maritz Global Events offer – an additional rebate on top of the MSP2 Advantage Agreement concessions – makes it easier than ever to book your next meeting at one of their properties. Learn more.