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2011-04-08 07:17:00

LONDON, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A great adult's only hotel is the Rendezvous St Lucia. Recently renovated to give the hotel a fresh new look the Rendezvous St Lucia is a couple's dream. With the newly added lazy river, wading pool, beautiful rocky gardens and Spa, the hotel is the perfect place for couples to indulge in some pampering. The Rendezvous St Lucia has been dubbed the 'Escape for Romantics' due to its candlelit intimacy in the dining room and romantic views over the sea...

2011-04-06 13:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America unveils its beautiful and sustainable new home at San Francisco International Airport's (SFO) Terminal 2 (T2) today with a series of inaugural flights that celebrate the evolution of travel. As the only California-based airline, Virgin America is an anchor tenant at SFO's new T2, which offers a unique design that echoes the airline's own focus on reinventing the typical domestic flying experience. Much like the airline that...

2011-03-22 09:00:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU), New York's hometown airline, and Virgin Atlantic, the award-winning long-haul airline, today announced the launch of a new transatlantic interline partnership that links the networks of two of aviation's most iconic brands. Effective today, travellers can connect with ease from London, Glasgow and Manchester on Virgin Atlantic onward to JetBlue's domestic flights serving destinations including Baltimore,...

2011-03-16 07:50:00

LONDON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Get snap-happy and explore the African bush in a truly unique way on a photographic safari at Ulusaba Private Game Reserve ( http://www.ulusaba.virgin.com/). The newly launched photographic safaris are aimed at amateur photographers and are led by Ulusaba's professional rangers and trackers who are experienced photographers. They will teach guests how to interpret animal behaviour so they can capture some outstanding pictures they'll be able to...

2011-03-15 14:36:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing flying today announces Elevate, Inc., a corporate rewards program aimed at small and medium-sized businesses. Since its launch, Virgin America has attracted a loyal following of business travelers for its award-winning service and business-friendly amenities. The airline has taken top honors for 'Best Business/First Class' for three years in a row in Conde Nast Traveler's annual...

2011-03-10 08:09:00

DUBAI, UAE, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Megastore announced today that it is opening the first Apple shop in the United Arab Emirates at the Virgin Megastore, Mall of The Emirates, Dubai. The Apple shop will open on Wednesday, March 16th at 5:00 p.m. The new Apple shop will offer both new and existing Mac users the opportunity to discover the full range of Apple desktops and notebooks, including the award-winning MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac, along with a range of...

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2011-03-01 06:10:00

Virgin Galactic said on Monday that its commercial space flight program will not include just sending space tourists into space, but also scientists who will conduct research experiments. Virgin Galactic signed a contract with Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) that was the first agreement to fly scientists into space. SwRI made deposits for two researchers to fly on a Virgin Galactic spacecraft at $200,000 per person. Virgin Galactic said that SwRI plans to make similar arrangements for...

2011-02-15 13:21:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning airline known for its innovative service, today announces the appointment of Dean Cookson as the Company's new Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO). A 20-year IT industry veteran, Cookson has extensive experience in architecting and building large-scale, high-performance systems. In the CIO position, Cookson will develop and lead the growing Silicon Valley-based airline's strategic technology...

2011-02-04 03:00:00

LONDON, Feb. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comparethemarket.com, one of the UK's leading price comparison websites, is pleased to welcome Virgin Money to its panel for car and home insurance products. Virgin, with over 2.5 million customers already, will bring its expertise and product range to the comparison website. Both brands offer similar assurances on great value and better deals, all while offering customers a quick and easy user experience. Virgin Money combines cover to suit...

2011-02-01 15:10:00

LONDON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two out of five football fans want to see players take a wage cut and nearly half would like to see the introduction of wage caps, according to Virgin Money's authoritative Football Fans' Index*. Just 13% of fans believe players should be free to earn as much as they can in the wake of estimates putting the average Premiership salary at pounds Sterling 23,000** a week or pounds Sterling 1.2 million a year. However not all fans at all clubs take as...


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2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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