Virgin Cruises Taps Sunny East Coast City as Its First Port

Jul 1, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

In December, we told you about the new Virgin Cruises that are slated to arrive in 2020, 2021 and 2022. Yesterday morning, the Virgin Group announced that its first port will be Miami. The ships are expected to feature 1,430 cabins and hold 2,800 passengers on seven-day Caribbean cruises.

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Detroit Daredevil: Sir Richard Branson Rolls into Motown With New Virgin Atlantic Routes, Bold Ideas and Big Smile

Jun 17, 2015  |   Contributor: Michael Patrick Shiels

Sir Richard Branson, like a merry pied piper, pedaled his way on a bicycle through gritty, urban Detroit on a gray summer day. With his shoulder-length, white locks flowing behind him, the 64-year-old eccentric entrepreneur wore a black t-shirt emblazoned with white letters reading “Detroit Hustles Harder.” Cycling through the edgy Motor City might not be for the faint of heart, but Branson, who founded Virgin Atlantic Airways, has always been the lionhearted sort.

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Sir Richard Branson Is At It Again With Plans to Take Over the High Seas, Virgin-Style

Dec 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It’s no secret that cruises tend to attract an older, more seasoned demographic of traveler. And while many cruisers are return voyagers, it’s a lot harder to attract new, first-time guests. Currently, the US is the world’s largest cruise market and the industry is controlled by three players who own more than 80 percent of it. So it makes sense that Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group, who is known for shaking things up in the travel and hospitality world, is looking to break into the cruise market.

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Have You Heard About the Bentley Giveaways at the New Virgin Hotel Chicago?

Aug 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

I heard that each night, adorable puppies are delivered to your room before bed along with canteens of hot cocoa at the new Virgin Hotel Chicago. It’s also been said that every 1,000th guest receives a new Bentley as personal thank you from Richard Branson himself. It’s true, I heard it with my own ears. Okay, for those of you doubting me, there’s a slight chance that I could be wrong, unless I’m not (then you’ll really look silly).

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Virgin Limited Edition Makes Giving Back Easy With Pack for a Purpose Program

May 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Kasbah Tamadot, Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan retreat, is no doubt a refuge for the ultra-wealthy, as rates for low season range between USD $585 a night to a little over USD $3,000 per night for the three-bedroom Master Suite. Morocco on the other hand, is a country stricken with hardship as four million people currently live below the poverty line. 

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Richard Branson's Rotating Virgin Buildings Seem Too Awesome To Be True

Mar 31, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Anytime April Fools' Day is on the horizon, we're a little wary of Virgin — that Richard Branson is a tricky one — but the introduction of Virgin Buildings seems so cool that we're crossing our fingers that it's real. After all, it's not quite April 1st in the UK yet. 

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Spear's Magazine Releases List of Top Millionaire-Producing Schools and Majors

Nov 11, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Students who want to become millionaires should attend Harvard University or major in engineering, according to a recent study performed by WealthInsight for Spear’s magazine. The ivy league giant topped the list of the 500 schools that produce the most millionaires, followed by the Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the University of California, and Columbia University.

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Take a Sneak Peek at The First Images of The Great House on Necker Island

Oct 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico  |  4 Comments

There's a chance that our crush on the Great House on Necker Island is quickly turning into a full-fledged love affair. That’s right, Branson, we’re not afraid to admit it publicly. Today, exclusive snapshots of the exteriors and interiors have been released, and since sharing is caring, we have them available for you right here.

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Time-Lapse Video Shows Transformation of Necker Island's Great House

Aug 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

You may remember back in 2011 when Sir Richard Branson’s Great House on Necker Island burned down. The fire, which caused around 20 people to be displaced, included Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and her family. Two years later we’re welcoming back the private retreat and couldn’t be more excited.

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Sir Richard Branson's $60K Nightly Great House on Necker Island Reopens

Jul 17, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

After having been burned down in 2011, Sir Richard Branson’s Great House on his privately-owned Necker Island is finally back in service with authentic Balinese flair and new al fresco design. The two-year project boasts fresh concepts and creative twists to the previous home. Officially opening to guests September 2013, the house features eight guestrooms, each complete with a balcony, king-size beds and en-suite bathrooms.

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Virgin America Welcomes Your Beloved Pooch With an All-Pet Cabin

May 7, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich  |  1 Comment

If you're the type of person who dresses your pooch up to match your outfits, Virgin America may be the airline for you. On April 1 the carrier unveiled their newest class of service, Main Canine Select, which will be available on domestic flights — the adding the news to their recently introduced flirting service... Read More

Get Lucky on Virgin America: Mile-High Flirting Made Easy Thanks to Sir Richard Branson

Apr 24, 2013  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Have you ever been in a bar with some friends and been sent a random drink from a stranger across the room? Even if you're not interested in the sender (maybe he has a face tattoo ? la Mike Tyson), it can be nice to be noticed and you have the option of getting out of there if things get weird. Now imagine that same situation while 35,000 feet in the air because Virgin America is taking meet cutes (those absurdly adorable movie moments where lovers meet for the first time) to a whole new level — let's just hope you like the attention because you can't exactly hop off the flight as you could leave a bar.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Partners with British Artist for Gallery in the Air

Jan 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carol Driver

Art-lovers travelling from London to New York are being invited to take part in a brand new way of acquiring fine art – purchasing it from a commercial gallery at 35,000 feet. Upper Class passengers on Virgin Atlantic will have the opportunity to view and purchase a series of one-of-a-kind paintings by renowned British artist, Ben Eine, all from the comfort of their seat.... Read More

Virgin Atlantic Names Former American Airlines Exec New CEO

Jan 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Sally Farris

Steve Ridgway, the 11-year CEO of Virgin Atlantic who retires in February, is being replaced by Craig Kreeger, former Senior Vice President of Virgin rival, American Airlines. Kreeger is entering into a very different Virgin Atlantic than his predecessor, as he will take the executive seat only months after Delta Airlines purchased Singapore Airline’s 49% stake in Virgin Atlantic for a mere $360 Million.... Read More

Delta is London Bound in New Merger with Virgin Atlantic

Dec 12, 2012  |   Contributor: Tina Stewart

Delta fliers should cross their fingers and hope the merger with Virgin Atlantic is approved by regulators. The deal was announced Tuesday and will allow Delta to strengthen its presence at Heathrow, among other advantages. Both airlines will continue to operate independently under their own names, but passengers will be able to book flights on both and earn and redeem miles reciprocally.... Read More

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