For travelers, attending a local festival is one of the best ways to meet local people and often the most memorable experience of their trip.
New York (PRWEB) May 08, 2014
Remote Lands, the world’s leading ultra-luxe Asia travel designer, expanded its portfolio of travel experiences this week by launching a huge collection of festivals and events from across the Asia region.
The list, which boasts over 300 events from all over Asia, is a fascinating mix of traditional festivals, national celebrations and contemporary events. Featured festivals include well known happenings such as India’s massive Kumbh Mela, Thailand’s giant water-fight Songkran, Mongolia’s Nadaam and Japan’s beautiful Hanami cherry blossom season. There is also a wide range of lesser known regional festivals including tribal gatherings in Myanmar and Papua New Guinea, the mysterious Naga fireball festival in Laos, and several fascinating tsechu festivals in Bhutan. Travelers in search of contemporary events are also well catered for with the inclusion of F1 Grand Prix in Singapore and Malaysia, jazz festivals in Bali and Borneo, and the important new Art Basel Hong Kong art fair.
Visitors to the site can browse the huge events database by destination or by date of travel, making it the perfect tool for planning a trip based on what’s happening in the chosen destination or complementing an Asia holiday with attending an Asian festival. And Remote Lands’ deep Asia knowledge and insider contacts make it easier for travelers to attend festivals in remote or little-known areas, where they will most likely be amongst the only foreign visitors.
“Festivals are at the heart of every community and culture across Asia,” says Catherine Heald, co-founder and CEO of Remote Lands. “For travelers, attending a local festival is one of the best ways to meet local people and often the most memorable experience of their trip.”
Jay Tindall, co-founder and COO, also stressed the growing number of world-class events taking place in the region. “Asia is now firmly established on the F1 Grand Prix calendar,” he says, “as well as hosting numerous international art, culinary and shopping fairs, and many of our clients come to Asia for those events alone.”
The collection of festivals and events can be browsed on Remote Lands’ award-winning website. Travelers can find out more by emailing info(at)remotelands(dot)com.
About Remote Lands, Inc.
Remote Lands, Inc. creates highly personalized, ultra-luxe holidays in Asia, optionally by private jet or yacht. Based in New York and Bangkok, they specialize in extraordinary experiences that are difficult to arrange and require privileged access to important people and exclusive events, drawing upon their relationships with remarkable people around Asia. They distinguish themselves with their unparalleled service, creative itineraries and extreme attention to detail.
Remote Lands has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Departures, Travel + Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, Town & Country, the BBC, Fox Business News, Financial Times, National Geographic Traveler, W, Newsweek, Forbes, BusinessWeek and more.