Sir Richard Branson arrived in Israel last night to inaugurate Virgin Atlantic’s new flight route between London and Tel Aviv, which officially opened on 25th September. Virgin Holidays simultaneously announced the launch of a series of package holidays to Israel starting in 2020.
Speaking with reporters, Sir Richard emphasised his opposition to boycotts against the Jewish State, underlining that Israel is a country of “great entrepreneurs doing incredible things” and confirmed the Virgin Group would increase investments in the region.
Sir Richard also expressed his willingness to meet and learn from Israeli entrepreneurs working in space technology as Virgin Galactic, a space tourism subsidiary of Virgin Group, is due to go public on Monday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Whilst in Israel, the Virgin Group founder is set to speak at a conference hosted by financial daily Calaclist in Tel Aviv on Thursday.