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Our Event Architects - Picture taken from a Travel Out There Retreat in Riga

Our Event Architects.....


'Meet expectations you'll manage a client, exceed expectations you'll gain a friend'.
For every destination, our Local Event Architect will personally deal with you directly. We save you money and time, by cutting out all the middle men and unwanted costly links in the supply chain. All our events reflect the culture, unique atmosphere and exclusive features of the destination.  We aim to delight because we care! 



'Value your time - if lost, you will never find it again'.
At Travel Out There we believe that responding in hours, not days, is a good way to generate trust and respect, the core values our network is built on. Becoming a Travel Out There Local Event Architect is an exclusive privilege and a quality seal that ensures you the highest caliber of service!  All our Event Architects are local, have over 5 years experience and have successfully managed corporate groups of over 50 people. We trust and respect our network of Event Architects so we think you will too.



´Transparency is the new currency of trust´.
Our system directly connects you with our certified Local Event Architect to immediately begin preparing you a tailor made experience.  Giving you confidence that you are dealing with someone based in the destination and responsible for the success of your event from start to finish.  Check out our Blog post to find out more about why book with a Local Event Architect. Travel Out There - your trusted DMC Partner. 


....Our Network of Competence is your Confidence.


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Our Trainers

Event + Reaction = Outcome


Travel Out There has selected, an excellent range of speakers, that not only, inspire and entertain their audience during their keynote talk but also have the skills, resources and experience to complement it with a highly interactive and practical workshop.  This helps all participants put into practice and implement the key lessons and theories from the talk into your own business and life. As well as, providing an excellent catalyst to strengthen connections and develop the culture of your company, by promoting the importance of purposeful communication and meaningful relationships.


Travel Out There's key strap line is you must 'Experience it to Believe it'. Our team have had the fortune to listen to and experience the workshop of all the great minds we partner. Hence, we are able to matchmake the speaker/workshop combination to the companies key objectives and needs. Most importantly of all we have an understanding, trust and respect from both our clients and speaking partners that their is great value in establishing and facilitating this connection.  That is what it is all about - combining inspiring & informative training with engaging & fun team building workshops!


Train your Team's 'Reactions' to Achieve your Desired Outcomes!



Caspar Craven

It's about We, Not Me!


Caspar Craven has 30 years’ experience in building teams to make things happen. Starting as an entrepreneur at the age of 14, he has built and led teams in global corporations, start-up businesses, struggling businesses and high growth businesses.


He’s built a team on a trophy-winning yacht racing around the world. His toughest challenge by far was building his family team to sail around the world: with his wife and three children aged 9, 7 and 2. Along the way he’s built multiple successful businesses from scratch and sold one for a 7 figure sum whilst sailing the Pacific Ocean.


In 2000 he signed up for the BT Global Challenge (called the Worlds Toughest Yacht Race) and joined Yacht Quadstone as the youngest crew member onboard. After winning trophies around the world and building a team as Watch Captain he returned to KPMG to run a Technology and Telecoms team. In 2001 he returned to entrepreneurial life as an e-commerce entrepreneur. Over the following 15 years, he raised money for, built, grew and sold businesses primarily in the technology sector. He’s made mistakes. He’s fallen over. He got up again and carried on. Click here to view Caspar's Showreel.




Gabor George Burt

The Immersive Executive Experience  


Gabor George Burt is an internationally recognized pioneer on innovation, creativity and strategy development. He also is the author of SLINGSHOT: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life, which presents a framework for connecting systematic creativity with smart strategy.


The Immersive Executive Experience & Retreat are exclusive, custom designed, multi-day events where small groups of business leaders discover how to apply the “Slingshot Framework” to re-imagine boundaries in their business and personal lives. The sessions fuse together exceptional intellectual learning and mind-opening adventures that re-enforce the key principles of re-imagining boundaries. This combination enables participants to learn and to experience the power of continuous re-invention, which is the critical basis of staying relevant.


His spheres of expertise guide organizations to overstep perceived limitations and help them carve out successful growth strategies. Gabor was named on a recent list of Top Visionaries, gave the opening presentation at the World Marketing Forum in 2013 and is both a speaker and co-designer of the 2014 America’s Competitiveness Forum. Gabor has been featured in the book Radical Action for Radical Times and contributed case study material for the global best-selling book Blue Ocean Strategy.



Greg Mathers

The Organisational Doctor


The 'skeleton' / framework for Greg Mather's corporate retreats, in general, evolves around the Adizes Methodology. Over the course of more than 40 years, Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes has developed and refined a proprietary methodology that bears his name. The Adizes Methodology enables corporations, governments, and complex organizations to achieve exceptional results and manage accelerated change without destructive conflicts. 


The practical disciplines and processes of Adizes fundamentally change how leaders lead; personally and organisationally.   The aim of using these tools and methodologies are to drive commitment and accountability deep into the organization (rather than only in the hands of top management) while building a balance between organisational control and flexibility. Click here to view some informaton about the workshops.


To help change your business for the better, you are given tools in 3 main areas: 

  • Tools to diagnose your organization: identify and prioritize its 
problems and opportunities 
  • Tools to create a highly effective decision making structure that deals 
with the prioritized problems and development issues 
  • Tools to optimize implementation of the decisions while minimizing 
resistance and destructive conflict.


Thomas Bothe

The Communications Guru


Thomas Bothe is a former CEO and self-employed consultant with a focus on strategy and leadership communication. Often acting on behalf of consultant companies and networks throughout Europe, his typical clients are CEOs and management teams of medium-sized companies looking for improved internal coherence and ways to move into more viable markets. During his career Thomas has personally recruited 30 top- and middle management executives - and made his share of mistakes. His 3 failed recruitments had a common denominator which he will share with you during the retreat.


Thomas helps entrepreneurs, CxOs and management teams to improve their communication skills, emotional agility and a mental readiness for natural win-win problem-solving. Leaders constantly need to make choices about what / how / why to communicate (or not). Leadership ability to make such choices – sometimes at important crossroads – is limited by personal comfort zones and by individual mastery to execute viable choices. The Unique Training Proposition of his training programme. is a) expand individual comfort zones and facilitate discovery of communication choices, b) train what is relevant to a point of actual do-ability when it matters and c) focus on choices that solve more problems than they create.



Grant Leboff

The Sticky Markeitng Man


Grant Leboff is one of the U.K's leading Sales and Marketing experts. His fourth book, ‘Digital Selling’, debuted at #1 on the Amazon charts prior to being published in September last year. This follows the success of Leboff’s previous titles. ‘Stickier Marketing’ (2014) went straight to #1 in the Amazon Sales & Marketing Chart, and was in the top 10 overall Business Chart, on publication. ‘Sales Therapy’ (2007) and ‘Sticky Marketing’ (2011) were both in Amazon’s top 10 Business Books, and #1 in the Sales & Marketing bestsellers chart.


A thought leader in his field, Leboff's main focus is to address the massive changes that are taking place in a world that is constantly being introduced to new technologies and an evolving World Wide Web. He continually challenges Sales & Marketing conventions that become accepted wisdom, but don’t necessarily deliver results.Having built a successful direct marketing company, which he started in 2002, Leboff sold it in 2008. As well as undertaking work as a Non Executive Director, he now has a number of other business interests. Sticky Marketing Club® Ltd., is a sales and marketing consultancy providing companies with the strategies to thrive in an increasingly competitive world.


Leboff is a Fellow of The Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing as well as being a regular contributor to many business magazines and newspapers. Amongst others, he has been featured in the Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Financial Times, The Daily Mirror and The Sun. He has appeared on BBC Radio on numerous occasions as well as being featured on a significant number of US radio networks. 



Rupert Millington

The Catalyst for Innovation


Rupert Millington has spent most of his working life as a communications strategist based in London and the Nordics, eventually becoming Global Head of Innovation at Dentsu Aegis before launching his own innovation consultancy, Curious Industry. He is a commercially successful inventor, lectures regularly in strategy and innovation at INSEAD, and has recently celebrated the completion of his 270th innovation project


Rupert has established Curious Industry,  a small, senior, strategic insight & innovation consultancy. He helps businesses develop thinking that helps drive their businesses forward – principally by bridging the gap between customers’ unmet needs and the important decisions that businesses have to make every single day.  Rupert does this on both a project/consultancy basis, and through training workshops. 


Rupert is very proud to work with some of the world’s greatest brands & organizations in tech, FMCG, retail, non-for-profit, travel and many other categories. Current active clients include Heineken,, Boston Consulting Group, Nokia, Johnson & Johnson and INSEAD, and in the past he has worked with brands in healthcare (Gilead, Astellas, AbbVie), the media (Sky, Radio Times, BBC) and B2C and B2B financial services (Barclays, HSBC, PayByPhone)  



Fraser Doherty MBE

The Entrepreneurial Wizz Kid


Fraser Doherty started his incredible business career at the age of just fourteen. After being taught how to make jam in his Grandmother’s kitchen in Scotland, he came up with a way of making jam 100% from fruit. At sixteen, he presented his brand, SuperJam, to Waitrose and went on to become the youngest ever supplier to a major supermarket. SuperJam has since grown into a company that has sold many millions of jars through thousands of supermarkets around the world.


As well as being a commercial success, the business has invested in successful charitable projects - running hundreds of free tea parties for the elderly and setting up hundreds of community beekeeping projects. Fraser has been commended by the Prime Minister at Downing Street, by HRH Prince Charles and was recently awarded a medal (MBE) “for services to business” by The Queen.


He has shared his incredible story at more than 500+ conferences in 27 countries around the world, as well as in his best-selling books SuperBusiness - published in UK, US, Australia, Korea and Japan, 48 Hour Startup – published in the UK, US, Netherlands and Korea and The SuperJam Cookbook. He is also the co-founder of Beer52; the world’s largest craft beer club and one of Scotland’s fastest-growing startup companies with more than 150,000 customers, shipping 20,000+ cases of beer a month and producing the UK’s No. 1 craft beer magazine, Ferment.



Tristan Kromer

From Start UP to SCALE UP

Tristan Kromer helps product teams go fast. As a Silicon Valley based lean startup coach and founder of TriKro, Tristan works with innovation teams to run at least one experiment/research per week to improve their product and business model. For larger companies and governments, Tristan and his team work with teams and leaders to build innovation ecosystems.


Tristan designed lean startup programs such as the Build or Die Bootcamp for TechBA (Mexico) and the Innovation Partnership Program (Vietnam-Finland) in addition to being part of Luxr whose Core Curriculum has been used by 13 accelerators internationally including Singularity University, 500 Startups, & The United States Innovation Fellows.He has worked with companies ranging from early stage startups with zero revenue to established businesses with >$10M USD revenue (Kiva, JustAnswer, StumbleUpon) to enterprise companies with >$1B USD revenue. (Swisscom, Pitney Bowes, Fujitsu, LinkedIn)


Tristan regularly speaks, appears on panels, and gives workshops internationally with organizations such as the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies & D-school, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Lean Startup Machine, General Electric (GE), and more. With his remaining hours, Tristan volunteers his time with Lean Startup Circle, a non-proYit grassroots organization helping to develop innovation ecosystems with meetups in over 80 cities around the world. Originally from New York City, he has lived in Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Vietnam and currently resides in San Francisco, USA.



Mareks Dombrovskis

The Survival Specialist


Mareks Dombrovskis is a trainer, specialised in the leading of team training events in the great outdoors with varying degrees of difficulty. A specialist in survival! He is our key facilitator for all our digital detox and survival experiences we organise for our clients.


Lessons from a survivor:

  • Winter survival course in Sweden in – 37 degrees 
  • Certified Advanced Survival & Coastal Survival course in Great Britain 
  • Survival skills instructor in Latvian armed forces


Mareks is a certified coach with an internationally recognised diploma. Trained in the “Business Class Programme” organised by the “Komercizglītības centrs”. He was a officer at the Latvian Armed Forces' Non-commissioned Officers' School. He took part in the peace keeping mission in Kosovo.


Mareks gained valuable experience in winter survival courses in Sweden, where participants' had to live for several days in harsh winterly conditions. Mareks has a bachelor's degree in human management from University of Defence in the Czech Republic.



Ieva Salina

The Meditation Mentor


Ieva Saliņa is a teacher of Aktavio Lioss™ life lessons meditation since 2011.   Ieva helps create opportunities to make positive changes within oneself and improve the quality of life. Clear mind, positive thinking and harmonious Soul are the main pillars for creating a successful life.


Ieva offers meditation sessions as well as relaxation sessions workshops for clients on a group and individual basis. All workshops are designed to share knowledge and insights of human being and life in different fields – career, health, relationships, practical tips for daily life and relaxation with music. It is an opportunity for each participant to receive answers, be creative, to have time for their own well-being and realize their talents and strengths.


Ieva regularly travels around Europe to share these knowledge and powerful technqiue to all who are looking for solutions to achieve goals while developing within. Ieva published her first poetry book in 2012, later translated in to English in 2014. She believes that each person is a creator and there is a lot of strength in each of us, it is important to find time and know how to efficiently calm mind, learn to think what we need in our life, take care of our inner world, restore energy and inner balance.

Ieva speaks in Latvian, Russian, English and French.



Martijn Timmermans

Event Design Expert


Martijn Timmermans co-founder of The Red Line Project and Event StoryBoard. Martijn started in experience marketing 25 years ago at Disneyland Paris, Marriott and Singapore Airlines. From there he moved into performance art as a poet and storyteller with highlights performing during TEDX Binnenhof / Knights Hall in presence of the Dutch King & Queen. As a producer he toured throughout Europe for San Francisco based brand experience agency KenwoodX. 


In 2012 he started The Red Line Project, designing storytelling events. Noticing the benefits of collective intelligence through co-creation when designing events he decided to share their approach with the event industry. A deep analyses of the process resulted in the Event StoryBoard Canvas. A strategic event design tool that synchronises event design with event owners´ and audiences’ needs, boosting both innovation, creativity and meaningfulness. 


For his views and experience on event design, audience engagement and experiential storytelling practices he is invited to speak frequently at platforms such as IBTM World, Fresh Conference, EuBEA World festival, Eventex, Conventa Crossover, The Meeting Show and Invoyage. For his work as a developer and trainer in behavioural change programmes he was awarded the 2014  ´Bert Arts´ prize by a Dutch mental health care organisation. In that same year he won the Fresh Conference Award for most valuable session.




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Our Testimonials

Austin Nicholas

Austin is the main man. Having moved from the UK to Riga in the beginning of the 2000’s, and with over 14 years of experience in the event management industry, he decided to start Travel Out There, allowing visitors to “access the un-accessible”. Starting on the local Latvian market, Travel Out There soon expanded to become the world wide network of destination experts it is today. He is also a board member of the football club Riga United, which he also founded, an excellent cook and the proud father of three year old Henry. Click here to see a personal note from Austin


"I would recommend partnering Travel Out There as the range of services they provide 
combined with their professional attitude 
can not be faulted. Our event manager 
was very personal and made sure that 
all our needs were dealt with promptly.  
We were very focused on ensuring
that everything was perfect for this 
corporate event and Travel Out There 
were always mindful of this and made 
sure every little detail was managed to our expectations. We look forward to working 
with Travel Out There in the future!".

Sarah Goudreault,

Special Events Specialist at EXFO


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Marta Avotniece
Event Architect

We value each and every corporate client with the utmost importance and understand that we are acting as an extension of your company. We know what It takes to operate a well-run corporate event and are always willing to go that 'extra mile' to ensure that everything runs smoothly and exceeds your expectations. Click here to contact Marta.