Articles tagged “virgin”

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Virgin Is Lending Its Name to a High-Speed Train Line in Florida

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

Let's hope Virgin is only lending its branding skills here: The Virgin-run rail line in the UK is a poster child for incompetence.

2 days ago

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Virgin Voyages Will Join the Cruise Ship Crowds in Cuba

Hannah Sampson, Skift

Virgin Voyages has been talking about visiting Cuba for three years now, so this announcement is no surprise. But will the destination still be as popular in 2020 as it is now?

3 weeks ago

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Virgin Hyperloop Loses a Chunk of Its Board After Replacements and Arrests

Sarah McBride And Giles Turner, Bloomberg

One dose Branson, another dose Musk, and another a hyped transportation concept with dreams of federal funding. Really, this seems like par for the course.

8 months ago

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Virgin Group’s Space Ventures Secures $1 Billion Saudi Arabia Investment

Nour Al Ali and Matthew Martin, Bloomberg

When the oil wells run dry, Saudi Arabia hopes to generate money by shuttling passengers through outer space (Virgin Galactic) and point to point in cars (Uber) through cities around the world. When you have cash to burn, there could be much worse investments.

1 year ago

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

Virgin Australia Promises 2016 Will Be Its Comeback Year for Profitability

David Fickling, Bloomberg

This is the news shareholders have been holding their breath for years to hear.

3 years ago

Delta Agrees Not To Outsource Pilots’ Jobs to Virgin Atlantic

Delta Agrees Not To Outsource Pilots’ Jobs to Virgin Atlantic

Dennis Schaal, Bloomberg

The durability of Delta's agreement with pilots not to outsource their work to Vigin Altantic on London flights remains to be seen because the pact doesn't contain any penalties for Delta if it fails to live up to its word.

4 years ago

Virgin Group Plans a Cruise Line With Backing from Bain

Virgin Group Plans a Cruise Line With Backing from Bain

Kari Lundgren, Bloomberg

We're still a long way off from booking a Virgin Cruise. And if the extended delays between the announcement of Virgin Hotels and the first one opening is any indication, Sir Richard will be in his twilight years before he sets sail.

4 years ago

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor

Richard Branson Invests $30 Million in Bitcoin Payment Processor

Eturbo News

With Virgin Galactic passengers being able to pay in bitcoin, Richard Branson's investment in BitPay means he is putting serious money behind this payment gamble, although it may not turn out to be one of his most prudent investments.

4 years ago

Richard Branson Allegedly Looks to Cruising for Next Travel Venture

Richard Branson Allegedly Looks to Cruising for Next Travel Venture

Samantha Shankman, Skift

After two years of illness and bad press, the cruise industry is ripe for disruption, but Virgin's drawn-out entrance into the hotel sector suggests we won't see Branson at the helm of any ships for several years.

5 years ago

Animal Rights Activists Attack Richard Branson for Virgin’s SeaWorld Vacation Packages

Animal Rights Activists Attack Richard Branson for Virgin’s SeaWorld Vacation Packages

Lizzie Porter, The Daily Telegraph

SeaWorld would love the 'Blackfish' furor to die down, but that doesn't appear likely any time soon. We await Sir Richard's backpedaling.

5 years ago

New Skift Trends Report: Online Video Strategies in the Travel Industry

New Skift Trends Report: Online Video Strategies in the Travel Industry

Jason Clampet, Skift

Video is the closest thing to an immersive experience that marketers can deliver. Discover which travel brands have been most successful producing and distributing video and why their content resonates with viewers and customers.

5 years ago

Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Biographer Takes on the Legacy of Virgin’s Richard Branson

Nicholas Blincoe, The Daily Telegraph

Does anyone really believe that Sir Richard is all he makes himself out to be? His greatest invention has always be that of his personal brand.

5 years ago