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Virgin Group to Launch New Cruise Line Based in South Florida

Dec. 05, 2014 – With interests already in airlines, space tourism, hotels and trains, billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson confirmed Thursday that his Virgin Group also has its sights set on the sea. 789 more words

Travel & Tours

Virgin Cruises Is Here To Make A Splash


Back in October, Jetset Times reported Richard Branson was expanding his Virgin Group to the hotel industry with the launch of Virgin Hotels… 251 more words


Richard Branson's Virgin to wade into cruise industry waters

Virgin Group, the investment vehicle of colorful British entrepreneur Richard Branson, is taking to the high seas, promising to upend the cruising industry with a cruise line business. 282 more words


Virgin is entering the cruise business

Billionaire Richard Branson is officially inserting himself into another sector of the travel industry. Virgin Group, Branson’s investment arm, announced its entry into the cruise business… 318 more words

take your time: briefly, a case for limitless PTO

Earlier this year, Virgin Group announced a new policy allowing unlimited vacation time, or in the preferred current corporate nomenclature, paid time off. Virgin is likely the most prominent firm in the world to have moved to such a position, though they aren’t the first–a number of Silicon Valley companies have done something similar, including the very group whose subsidiary is the platform for this blog, Automattic. 623 more words


Virgin America prices IPO, prepares for takeoff

Virgin America, the low-cost airline backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, raised roughly $307 million in its initial public offering on Thursday, according to Reuters. 173 more words


Out of Office, Indefinitely?: On Unlimited Vacations

Note: This is a roundtable on long and erratic hours at work by four students in the course; they prefer anonymity for personal reasons, so only their initials appear below. 981 more words

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