Articles tagged “branson”

Richard Branson Arrives in Detroit on Virgin Atlantic’s Inaugural Flight

It's a big show of support of Detroit, as well as Virgin Atlantic's continued growth in the U.S., post Delta's investment.

1 year ago

Virgin Cruises Hit With $300 Million Lawsuit For Stealing Idea From Norwegian’s Ex-CEO

Cruising isn't something that the newbie can get into without extensive help. It's unlikely Virgin could do anything here without Veitch. While his $300M+ payday wasn't guaranteed before, he may walk away with something similar if the court sees things his way.

2 years ago

Virgin Trains Beats Rivals to Win Lucrative Contract on London-Edinburgh Route

Privatization of UK rail lines has played out well for companies like Virgin, but it has yet to deliver value to the people riding the trains.

2 years ago

Virgin’s Richard Branson Writes Saucy Love Letter to Dallas Love Field

Branson may be a thorn in Southwest's side, but he's a charming one.

2 years ago

Dorchester Hotels Is Coming Out Swinging Against Its Critics

Cowdray is right to point out the complexity of global corporations and other shady investments, but that doesn't mean people are misguided by making connections between bad laws in one part of the world and economic decisions they make at home.

2 years ago

Documentary Film Investigates Branson, Missouri Beyond the Stereotypes

This is a portrayal of Branson, Missouri that you've never seen, and Missouri tourism officials are worried about how the destination will be portrayed in the documentary. Still, the filmmakers caution that those who rule out a future for Branson may be proven wrong. We'll see.

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic’s Inaugural Flight Will Be Aired Live on NBC News Next Year

3 years ago

Virgin’s Richard Branson Addresses Tax Tourism, Government Warnings, More

Branson may have little day-to-day influence over his Virgin brands, but what he says about tourism can move the needle like few others.

3 years ago

Richard Branson Is a Global Traveler, International Tax Exile

Branson's far-flung business interests do give him claim as a global citizen -- as does owning his very own island. We can think of moves by other airline execs -- like $20 million dollar golden parachutes -- to get more worked up about.

3 years ago

Virgin Galactic Takes Second Supersonic Test Flight

This -- namely commercial flights for tourists in suborbital space -- is actually going to happen in the next couple of years. One small step for man, and one giant leap for Richard Branson, and competitors.

3 years ago

Hertz CEO claims many people are trying to “screw up” Dollar Thrifty acquisition

It's good that the FTC is taking its time reviewing Hertz's acquisition of Dollar Thrifty. Consolidation has already harmed competition, and there are lots of moving pieces given the Advantage divestiture.

3 years ago

Virgin Cars? Richard Branson makes move on Advantage rental-car business

It's an excellent, opportunistic move by Branson to make a bid the same week the very complacent car rental companies announced plans to boost rates on corporate customers.

3 years ago