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Articles tagged “richard branson”

Luxury

When Luxury and Wellness Travel Collide

Wellness and luxury travel overlap in more ways than one — like when high-end hospitality companies start to offer more niche travel experiences. Expect more overlap in 2020.

When Luxury and Wellness Travel Collide

Hotels

Still Waiting for Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to Transform Hospitality

Richard Branson created Virgin Hotels nine years ago, promising to deliver about two dozen boutique hotels with flair. So far, only three hotels have opened. Will it be able to accelerate its growth in 2020?

Still Waiting for Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels to Transform Hospitality

Online Travel

Virgin Galactic Struggles Since Its Public Takeoff

This venture may be a little ahead of its time. Investors don't have much confidence that space tourism will gain traction anytime soon. Can you really blame them? It's space tourism.

Virgin Galactic Struggles Since Its Public Takeoff

Business Travel

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

While Richard Branson and the Virgin Group have had attempted to break into many industries over the years, travel has remained an enduring part of the business. This looks to continue with cruises, hotels, and space tourism as key areas of focus.

Richard Branson Has Big Plans for Virgin’s Travel Brands in 2020

Business Travel

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Champagne and caviar? Check. Barista island? Check. Scheduled flights? Richard Branson will get back to you. Space tourism has been an endlessly delayed launch, after all.

Virgin Galactic Reveals Its Space Base But Not Its Launch Timing

Airlines

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Richard Branson has been trying to get to space since 2004, when he first founded Virgin Galactic. While the company's move to publicly list the company takes things up a notch, it certainly doesn't guarantee this idea won't remain a true moonshot.

The Race to Space Speeds Up With Virgin Galactic’s Listing

Airlines

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Get ready for "Virgin something" as the airline moves to beef up its intercontinental offerings and take advantage of Heathrow's planned third runway with acquisitions like FlyBe.

Virgin Atlantic CEO Reveals Plans for FlyBe Acquisition

Airlines

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Virgin Galactic already has about 700 customers willing to pay $250,000 for a 90-minute flight. That's remarkable, right?

Virgin Galactic Could Fly Customers to Space as Soon as This Year

Tourism

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Plans a Humanitarian Concert for Venezuela

Cynics may guess that Richard Branson saw the movie Bohemian Rhapsody and, reminded of the success of the first Live Aid concert in 1985, decided narcissistically to revive the idea. Idealists will say, whatever the motivation, the world must ease the economic crisis in Venezuela.

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson Plans a Humanitarian Concert for Venezuela

Rail

How Two Billionaires Are Looking to Transform U.S. Rail Service

You can't help but root for Richard Branson and Wes Edens. Who doesn't want to see passenger rail service in the U.S. enter the 21st century, especially if you've been on ho-hum Amtrak recently?

How Two Billionaires Are Looking to Transform U.S. Rail Service