Supersonic Technology is About to Transform Aviation (Again)

Jun 10, 2016  |   Contributor: Jackie Bryant

The newest trends in private aviation are being supported by NASA and DARPA, which is the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. NASA needs no introduction, but to give you a clearer view on what DARPA does, know that they’re the brains behind a recently released self-driving drone ship and consolidated software platform for American military hackers.

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Alaska Airlines & JetBlue Make Bids for Virgin America

Mar 30, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Last week we learned that Virgin America was for sale and was in talks with potential buyers such as Delta Airlines and JetBlue. As of today, the airline has received official offers from Alaska Airlines and JetBlue.

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Richard Branson Pens Letter to 25-Year-Old Self

Feb 1, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

To celebrate his 65th birthday, the founder of Virgin Group announced he’d be taking on 65 #ChallengeRichard tasks suggested by his followers. As of publication, 10 have been completed, ranging from doing nothing for 65 minutes while staring out the window to giving away more money to charity than he thinks he should.

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Sir Richard Branson's Newest Estate is Giving Necker Island a Run for Its Money

Dec 4, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Sir Richard Branson has a knack for knowing exactly how to create the kind of tropical-destination villas that wanderlust travelers dream about at night (we're looking at you, Necker Island). And with the opening of The Branson Estate on Moskito Island in 2016, it’s clear that our boy knows his audience.

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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

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