Showing posts with label RICHARD BRANSON. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RICHARD BRANSON. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

SURFACE MAGAZINE CELEBRATES RICHARD BRANSON

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TRAVEL TO MARS
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Richard Branson



DALLAS TEXAS -- Surface Magazine celebrated its October Travel Issue alongside cover subject Richard Branson. Guests included Bill Hutchinson, Virgin Executives Jason Felts (CEO,Virgin Produced) and Raul Leal (CEO, Virgin Hotels,) and Sotheby's Capera Ryan. Surface Senior Editor Charlie Curkin and Surface CEO Marc Lotenberg joined the VIP crowd of over 100 at the Dallas-based Quill Lounge for custom ellt by Stolichaya cocktails. Curkin led a Q&A for the crowd, focusing on Sir Branson's choice of Dallas for the latest iteration of the Virgin Hotel brand, his expansion to space, and the October Issue feature in Surface. 



Highlights from the behind-the-scenes Q&A included: 


On marijuana on Mars: "Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and I decided that whoever gets there first will declare it legal."

On space currency: "We will use a barter system."



On getting Into hospitality: "The experiences these days are bad...you have a few drinks, can't find your key...you get in, can't find the lights...the list goes on."

On the next Virgin adventure: "We've registered Virgin Aquatic...Once we get to space, we'll probably go down there."

On going beyond the center of the Earth: "Well, we've registered Virgin Volcanic."


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Read the full feature from the October Travel Issue of Surface:

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About Surface Media

Surface Media is a storytelling company that looks at the world through the prism of design. With various channels, including print magazines, websites, social media, live events, and custom publishing, it sets the standard for quality across a vast range of creative disciplines and industries.

About Surface Magazine

Surface is the American magazine of global contemporary design. For more than two decades, the publication has produced authoritative and thought-provoking editorial content on architecture, art, design, fashion, and culture. Surface offers a clean aesthetic and incisive writing with an emphasis on process and craftsmanship. Every issue is an event. Surface is a compass for today’s creative leaders and a barometer for what’s new and what’s next.


Courtesy Of Antwan Duncan For Surface Magazine

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

RICHARD BRANSON CELEBRATES VEGAS FLIGHTS

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HIGH FLYING STARS
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Sir Richard Branson



Krysten Ritter



Joe Jonas



Jamie Pressly



Adrienne Maloof




VIRGIN AMERICA & SIR RICHARD BRANSON CELEBRATE NEW FLIGHTS from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS) at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas yesterday in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Monday, July 09, 2012

SIR RICHARD BRANSON SWIMS WITH WILDAID

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SIR RICHARD BRANSON PROMOTES
THE BUSINESS OF SAVING SHARKS

Could Well-Managed Whale Shark Tourism Save the Species?
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Sir Richard Branson Swims With Shark



Today, Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and Virgin Unite, joins non-profit group WildAid to swim with 300 whale sharks off the coast of Cancun to demonstrate that the economic benefits of shark tourism can drastically outweigh the value derived from killing a shark for its fins. According to WildAid, the lifetime economic value of a single whale shark can exceed US$2 million, compared to a few hundred dollars to kill the same shark for its fins.



Sir Richard and his family, who are in Mexico to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s new direct service from London Gatwick to Cancun, took a detour to swim with these gentle giants and raise awareness of shark conservation. It is estimated that whale shark tourism is worth over US$47 million worldwide per year.



“Sharks play an incredibly vital role in our lives both environmentally and economically,” said Sir Richard. “They are at the top of the food chain and balance the ocean's now fragile ecosystem, and the conservation tourism numbers show that they are more useful to coastal communities alive than dead. It goes without saying that we must do everything we can to preserve these highly-threatened, magnificent creatures.”



Sir Richard has been working with WildAid in support of sharks for the past year. In September 2011, Sir Richard joined WildAid Ambassador Yao Ming in Shanghai to call for a ban on shark fin soup in China, and in March 2012, he joined WildAid Board Member Bo Derek in Toronto to call for increased legislation to end the shark fin trade.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SIR. RICHARD BRANSON AND DITA VON TEESE

Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman With Showgirls


Dita Von Teese


Sir Richard Branson And Dita Von Teese


Sir Richard Branson and Dita Von Teese were snapped at McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. Virgin Airlines Celebrates 10 years of flying to Las Vegas and unveiled a one of a kind Las Vegas inspired flying lady on it's aircraft in the iconic guise of Dita Von Teese. Our favorite Mayor, Oscar Goodman was there to welcome everyone with his trademark showgirls.

Photos By: RD/ Erik Kabik/ Retna Digital

Friday, October 10, 2008

SIR RICHARD BRANSON VISITS TIMES SQUARE

Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson signed copies of his new book "Business Stripped Bare" at the Virgin Megastore in Times Square in New York City today.

Friday, September 22, 2006

RICHARD BRANSON GIVES 3 BILLION TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING

Saving the Earth was the main agenda item at President Clinton's world-betterment conference yesterday, with Virgin Airlines founder Richard Branson pledging $3 billion to fight global warming and Al Gore warning of a full-scale planetary emergency. Branson, a British business tycoon, said the entire pledge - which would cover 10 years - will come from profits from his airline and train companies, and will be invested in renewable energy development. "Our generation has inherited an incredibly beautiful world from our parents and they from their parents," the laid-back billionaire said at a press conference at the Sheraton New York in Midtown with the former president, kicking off the second day of the Clinton Global Initiative. "We must not be the generation responsible for irreversibly damaging the environment. We must hand it over to our children in as near-pristine a condition as we were lent it from our parents."