Spaceport America

Branson opens world’s first ‘spaceport’ in New Mexico

Richard Branson on Monday opened the world’s first-ever commercial spaceport in the New Mexico desert, the new home for his company, Virgin Galactic. The eccentric businessman inaugurated the building by breaking a champagne bottle against a hanger building, while rappelling down the side of it. “Spaceport America” awill serve “as the operating hub for Virgin [...]

Cunard Queen Mary 2

Cunard and Crystal are among top cruise lines

Cunard has won a clean sweep among the best large ships selected by the Berlitz Complete Guide to Cruising & Cruise. The annual publication is well known for selecting the best of the industry out of a total of 285 vessels selected by prolific cruise writer Douglas Ward. This year, Cunard ships managed to place [...]

ashford castle

The top eight most luxurious castle retreats

The castles and châteaux of Europe are not only spectacular historical landmarks, but are also used by the world’s wealthiest as luxurious holiday sanctuaries.

Norwegian Cruise Line Breakaway aquapark

‘Breakaway’ to be NYC’s largest cruise ship

New York is to be the home to Norwegian Cruise Line‘s new 4,000-passenger ship when she launches, city officials confirmed October 7. The Norwegian Breakaway is set to be the largest ship ever to home port in NYC and will enter service in 2013, departing on a planned 88 cruises in less than two years. [...]

Little Luxe Guides

Luxe travel guides downsize for families

Top-end travel guide brand Luxe has announced the launch of a mini-guidebook series in a bid to broaden its appeal in the competitive market. Little Luxe are designed as short travel guides for “families on the go,” focusing on major cities and the family-friendly experiences they offer. The first guides will focus on Asia, Luxe [...]

Virgin Galactic VSS Enterprise spacecraft

Virgin aims for first space launch within 12 months

British business magnate Richard Branson hopes to launch a vessel into space within the next 12 months, kicking off an era of commercial space travel. “The mother ship is finished… The rocket tests are going extremely well, and so I think that we’re now on track for a launch within 12 months of today.” “This [...]

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