New York – August 11, 2009

Ultra-Luxury Tour Operator Remote Lands Joins Prestigious Virtuoso Travel Network

August 11, 2009. New York, NY  Remote Lands, an ultra-luxury private tour operator focused exclusively on Asia, is delighted to announce that it has joined the prominent Virtuoso® travel network. As a Preferred Supplier, Remote Lands will be offering its white-glove services to Virtuoso?s distinguished travel advisors and their high net worth clients. In joining the network, Remote Lands? bespoke holidays in Asia will now be available to more than 300 preeminent travel agencies across 22 countries and their clients located worldwide.

We are thrilled to have been invited to join the ne plus ultra of travel organizations,? said Catherine Heald, co-founder & CEO of Remote Lands. ?Virtuoso?s members are the world?s foremost travel advisors. We look forward to giving their discerning clients our creative, highly personalized itineraries, and access to our remarkable contacts around Asia. We expect to greatly enhance our distribution with this new B2B approach and take Remote Lands to the next stage of development.

We are pleased to welcome Remote Lands to our collection of elite travel providers,? said Albert Herrera, Virtuoso?s Vice President of Hotels, Destinations & Tours. ?Their thoughtfully crafted, exclusive Asian adventures are exactly the type of high caliber and bespoke experiences that we are proud to present to our discerning clientele. Remote Lands has continually raised the bar with their exemplary service, keen attention to detail, and socially responsible practices and we will be excited to watch them grow even more within the Virtuoso network.

Mary Ann Ramsey, Owner of Betty Maclean Travel, said ?We are delighted that Remote Lands will now be part of Virtuoso. Remote Lands is a perfect fit for our clients. The bespoke programs and privileged access are unparalleled in the industry. They are our go-to resource for Asia!

Virtuoso® is the industry?s leading luxury travel network. This by-invitation-only organization comprises over 300 agencies with more than 6,000 elite travel specialists in 22 countries in North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand, as well as over 1,000 of the world?s best travel providers and premier destinations. The network?s member agencies generate over $5.1 billion annually in travel sales, making the group the most powerful in the luxury travel segment. Their relationships with the finest travel companies provide the network?s affluent clientele with exclusive amenities, rare experiences and privileged access. Virtuoso is the exclusive network of travel services and benefits provided by MasterCard® for participating World Elite MasterCard® programs. .

Remote Lands, Inc. creates bespoke holidays exclusively in Asia, optionally by private jet or yacht. Based in New York and Bangkok, the venture capital-backed company caters to extremely sophisticated, demanding high net worth individuals including celebrities, dignitaries and Fortune 500 executives. Remote Lands specializes in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon its extraordinary rolodex around Asia. Its ?white-glove? service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail are what define and set it part.

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