New York – February 11, 2008

Remote Lands Offers VIP Security at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Customized Itineraries Include Police Escorts, Private Security Details and VIP Arrivals

(NEW YORK, NY, February 11, 2008) - As tourists crowd the already congested streets of Beijing this summer, travel for those requiring personal security becomes increasingly more difficult. Remote Lands, the world’s foremost luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is offering its VIP clients the utmost in comfort and security during their journeys to the Summer Olympics this year. The company can offer specialized security measures such as expedited customs, helicopter rides to avoid traffic, access to dedicated traffic lanes and closed streets as well as security details staffed by local police. Remote Lands’ menu of services within Beijing begins at $20,000 a day and goes up from there depending on number of staff, size of police and motorcycle escorts and other incidentals.

Clients of Remote Lands will be greeted at their arrival gate or at the private jet hangar of their FBO (fixed-base operator) at Beijing Capital International Airport and taken via security-monitored hallways to an exclusive customs area through which they will be quickly granted access to the country. A chauffeured luxury sedan, staffed by two private security guards, will drive guests to their hotel and remain with them throughout the duration of their visit to China. For those requiring additional security measures, police escorts on motorcycle can accompany the sedan on any leg of the journey. Remote Lands will arrange for local police to brief all security staff traveling with clients, with daily updates of any possible security risks. They can also escort visitors to and from any Olympic events or other engagements. Clients will also have access to closed roads and dedicated traffic lanes, to ensure they are able to best navigate Olympic traffic. For those attending Olympic events at Beijing National Stadium or National Aquatics Center, both located outside of the city center, Remote Lands will arrange for a private helicopter to transport them from their accommodations to the venues. Once there, they will be taken around the entrance line and escorted quickly to their seats, accompanied at all times by their staff of security guards. These personnel are trained and experienced in terrorism management, first aid, evacuation situations, and fire safety, and are multi-lingual, can seamlessly integrate with local police and use the newest security technologies such as remote video monitoring.

For clients looking to extend their time in China and visit locales beyond the bustle of the Beijing Olympics, Remote Lands creates inimitable itineraries, taking the discerning traveler to such far-flung destinations as Lijiang and Shangri-La in Yunnan Province, Dunhuang, Kashgar and Wulingyuan where few Western tourists visit. Remote Lands ensures that travelers experience China in a truly intimate, enriching way with trips to the Mogao Caves, site of the most well-preserved Buddhist frescoes in the world; overnight stays outside of Kashgar in a traditional Uighur yurt; dinners with local families and more.

For inquiries or to make reservations, call +1.646.415.8092 or visit

About Remote Lands

Remote Lands, Inc., the world's foremost luxury bespoke travel provider focused exclusively on Asia, is based in midtown Manhattan with offices in Bangkok and London. The company specializes in extraordinary experiences in magical, far-flung destinations and insider access to exceptional people and exclusive events. The venture capital-backed company was founded by seasoned business and travel entrepreneurs Catherine Heald and Jay Tindall, both of whom have lived, worked and traveled all over the world. Remote Lands actively promotes socially responsible tourism that strives to bring an understanding of other cultures and helps to preserve their way of life. Ten percent of the company's profits go directly to local charities in developing countries. For more information please visit

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