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Miami gives Branson celebrity welcome for train renaming

Billionaire businessman Richard Branson got a rock star’s welcome recently at the public rollout of his Virgin Group’s partnership with Florida’s privately owned, higher-speed passenger rail service that backers hope will soon stretch from Miami to Orlando.
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Air France-KLM given green light to invest in Virgin Atlantic

The European Commission has given Air France-KLM, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Group the go-ahead to acquire joint control over Virgin Atlantic.
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Peek-a-View showers just the start with Virgin Voyages’ RockStar Suites

Virgin Voyages has released renderings of its new upper-tier suite category accommodation onboard Scarlet Lady, scheduled to set sail in 2020.
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Brightline to become Virgin Trains USA

Brightline is set to become Virgin Trains USA less than a year after launching its passenger train service in South Florida.
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Richard Branson and Ryan Reynolds are the new comedy duo we never knew we needed

Who doesn’t love Ryan Reynolds? Sir Richard Branson, apparently.
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New Virgin-wide loyalty program to launch in 2019

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Group have announced plans for a new Virgin-wide loyalty program, which would reward customers across Virgin companies.
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Virgin joins BA in criticizing long wait times at Heathrow

Virgin Atlantic has joined British Airways in criticizing long waiting times at passport control at Heathrow Airport, releasing figures showing that the Border Force hit its target for processing passengers from outside the European Economic Area on just one day in July.
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What do you think of the new name for Virgin Voyages’ first ship?

Virgin Voyages has announced the name of its first ship and just like the company itself, it’s definitely different.
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Branson buys Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas will be overhauled over the next several months following its purchase Friday by billionaire Richard Branson.
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Which company had the best April Fool’s gag?

You can always count on the travel industry for a few good laughs on April Fool's Day. 
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WestJet looks to grow indirect bookings through agency channel
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Rosita joins the Sesame Street crew at Beaches Resorts
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Beaches Resorts is adding Rosita, the popular bilingual character from Sesame Street, as the newest walkaround for the...
“They need to go where the bucks are”: Agents on ACTA partnership
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The original announcement about ACTA’s new Consortium Partnership with Virtuoso was a complete bungle, and a...
Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
Here are 10 notable openings and events in NYC this summer
Travellers won’t want to miss New York City this summer, when an unprecedented number of openings and annual events...
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