From Riga to Travel Out There.
My name is Austin Nicholas, Founder and Director of Travel Out There, and I have a confession to make….
I am having a passionate love affair with Latvia that began in 2003, during a reconnaissance mission to Riga for a football tour. Pre-Ryanair and Pre-EU membership the country was on the verge of great changes. An intoxicating and un-resistible energy seemed to flow through the city and its inhabitants, and soon enough I too had fallen victim to its seduction ….
Having accomplished a Graduate in Broadcasting from Leeds University and 3 years experience of working in Events Management, I decided to see what I could do with my experience in a new and “untapped” business environment.
Life in the UK seemed rather dull and predictable after flirting with the highly contagious “Baltic Bug”. In my eyes, Latvia held seemingly endless opportunities, and with not much more than the clothes on my back and the “ever optimistic yet slightly over excitable” head on my shoulders, I fell headlong into the bosom of the Baltic.
It was a lack of reliable information available to visitors in Latvia at that time that gave me the inspiration to form what is still the philosophy behind Travel Out There to this very Day - helping visitors to “access the un-accessible” to ensure that they enjoy an experience that they want to tell the whole world about!
The early friendships that I made in Riga have proved to be of more value than I could have ever imagined. The amount of progress that I have been witness to and enthusiasm to participate in the industries progress has been a true inspiration to me on a daily basis. Its very rewarding to think back and see the fruits of my labor have resulted in a positive experience for so many people over the years in so many fantastic destinations.
I consider the Out There project to be a bit of a ‘sagrada famille’; a project that will never be complete. I believe this should be a mantra for any online business. With the help of my trusted team we continue to enhance, modify and improve the Travel Out There website to ensure that the site is optimized and that the customer’s virtual experience is as rewarding as their Out There experience!
Travel Out There enables the our local experts and suppliers to concentrate on what they do best, showing visitors to their country a wonderful time and experience, and allow us to help support them with their online presence and booking management process. It also ensures great value – as our Local Experts sell directly to the customer.
It has become my personal belief that the more creative one becomes in their business, the more fun and rewarding the results will be. I hope that this approach to work will allow the Travel Out There team to create a first impression that rivals my own for Riga. It also inspires me to continue searching and creating. With the help of the Travel Out There Team, I can guarantee you that we will do our best to ensure you enjoy your affair with Travel Out There as much as I do!!!
At Travel Out There our aim is not to simply satisfy our clients, we hope to give them an experience that you want to shout about. Our philosophy is that our clients should not just visit, but ‘experience’ a destination. If they want to simply book a 'follow the umbrella sightseeing tour' then we are not the agency for them.
With Travel Out There our clients get to book experiences directly with our Local Expert in each destination, we call it the "Walk and Talk model". Creativity, flexibility and attention to detail are fundamental reasons why Travel Out There is one of Europe’s premier destination management companies. To find out more about Travel Out There's philosophy click here.
Too often group holidays and corporate events are organised by people who think entertainment means shirt & tie and a stuffy dinner parties. We recognise that the very reason for holding such events is so that people can escape the shackles of the corporate world and explore new sides of their personality. Corporate events and experience holidays should be fun, rewarding and memorable not an extension of life in the office or at home. With Travel Out There you must experience it to believe it!!
Liene Kukaine - Your Local Event Manager in Riga
Welcome to Travel Out There, your trusted Destination Management Company (DMC) in Riga. Ten years ago very few people had heard about Riga and Latvia. Nowadays, Riga is regarded as being one of the most exciting cities in Europe - a city that never sleeps and also boasts some amazing things to do in, and around, Riga and cultural highlights that even the most travel weary will appreciate. The best way to travel in Riga is to let Riga Out There organise it for you! Our professional and personable team is based in Latvia and because we deal directly with our activity providers on a daily basis, we are able to offer you unmatched value for money. In fact, there are so many things to do in Riga that we have a whole section dedicated to it, be sure to check out our Riga activities section!
Travel Out There Corporate Events has a dedicated team who are able to tailor-make your incentive in Riga to your precise requirements, incorporating hotels, restaurants and our diverse range of Day Tours and night time activities. All our events reflect the culture, unique atmosphere and exclusive features of this up and coming European capital. Since 2005 Travel Out There has been providing some of the most action packed and thrilling corporate event agencies looking for something to make their trip to Riga one to remember. There are so many reasons to make Riga your destination for conferences and incentives, that it is impossible to list them all.
Holding a successful conference is vital to the image of your company, this is where you have a captive audience at your disposal and the planning and execution must be perfect in order to keep their attention. When you use Travel Out There we can promise that all you need to worry about is your material, we will take care of everything else, fromtransport to and from the venue, arranging hotels and, of course, setting up theconference venue. Travel Out There will make sure the venue is suited to your audience and company profile, we will take care of all the PA, lighting, Staging and electronicsneeded to stage an entertaining and interactive conference.
Riga offers a broad range of conference venues suitable for both small and large groups. Riga Out There can suggest you the best venue for your specific needs and theme of the event. Choose from iconic Riga venues like the House of the Blackheads or be a little more quirky with the Railway museum. For groups over 1000 people we suggestKipsala Hall or Palladium. And there is so much more to choose from. Let Riga Out There be your trusted event organizer with best venues in town and top-quality service from our local partners.
We would like to introduce you to Liene Kukaine, Travel Out There's Local Event Manager in Riga. We asked Liene to answer some questions related to organsing a corporate event in Riga that should help convince you that Riga is the right destination for your corporate event. Should you require any further information about organising a coporate event in Riga then, please do not hesitate to CONTACT LIENE
When you’re looking for things to do in Riga for your corporate event, look no further than Travel Out There, our team of local experts is on hand to help you with all your questions about Fun and Extreme activities and tours to do in Riga. We promise that a weekend with Travel Out There means expert planning and execution of your activities in Riga, our service is a cost effective way to make the most of your time in this city. Some of the most things to do in Riga include AK Shooting, Bobsleigh and Freefall Simulator these action packed tours in Riga are sure to leave a memorable impression on your trip to Riga.
Travel Out There’s unique and highly imaginative Corporate team building experiences include our ever-popular City Code game, the chance to Run Your Own Cocktail Bar, and the unique opportunity to Make Your Very Own Film! Team building enables your company to motivate your team, improve communication, make the workplace more enjoyable, and also empowers management to more easily identify and utilize the strengths of team members. It is also, of course, an enjoyable and memorable way to spend time!