Sunday, 1 April 2012

Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Galactic, Virgin Oceanic and now... Richard Branson launches journeys to the centre of the Earth through his new organisation named as Virgin Volcanic

So Sir Richard Branson has created 'Virgin Volcanic'.  Stated by Branson's own it has been said that only 500 people have been to space, only three people have been to the bottom of the ocean, but no one has ever been to the centre of the earth. I am astonished by Branson's new creation, and although Virgin Volcanic, is not yet in operation his preparation for the future of tourism is futuristic and motivational for me as a student in the industry.

The VVS1, the new revolutionary vehicle created by Virgin, will be constructed out of patented carbon-carbon materials, which were created for deep space exploration. The VVS1 will be able to immerse three people into the molten lava core of an active volcano.

Virgin Volcanic plan to target the five most active volcanoes in the world within the first free years of operation, being:

•    Etna - Sicily, Italy
•    Stromboli - Aeolian Islands
•    Yasur - Republic of Vanuatu
•    Ambrym - Republic of Vanuatu
•    Tinakula - Solomon Islands

Although the organisation seems new, modern and mysterious, it was registered in the late 1990's in order to explore active volcanoes, due to Branson's 'long held a fascination with volcanoes'.

So will Branson's fascination become a reality? Although the preparation has been long, and still undergoing, I believe that Sir Richard Branson's creations really are exploring tourism to a 
full and modern extent.

Sources: Virgin