Quirky co-founder of Virgin Voyages says South Dakotans need vacations

Patti Pietschmann Pavlus BlogMaster

Daredevil, entrepreneur and c0-founder of the new adult only Virgin Voyages, Richard Branson, has waged a quirky campaign to get South Dakotans to book cruises.  Branson says the rest of the country has gotten behind his cruise line why not South Dakota. Virgin Voyages’ Scarlet Lady, the new adult-by-design cruise ship setting sail in 2020, has already booked voyages with sailors from all over the United States,” said Branson.  “The average full-time employee in South Dakota uses only 26% of their vacation days to travel. In fact, about 73% of South Dakotans have left over days each year.”

So for his big push Branson is putting up billboards and even posting a letter in New York Times urging South Dakotans to climb on board. He is also offering a reward.  Yes, it’s a prize package th

South Dakota is an expansive, sparsely populated midwestern U.S. state where rolling prairies give way to the dramatic Black Hills National Forest. Black Hills is home to 2 historical monuments carved right into towering granite peaks: Mt. Rushmore, the iconic depiction of 4 revered U.S. presidents, and Crazy Horse Memorial, a tribute to the storied Native American tribal leader.
Branson’s offering a prize to one lucky Dakotan who books a Virgin Voyage that includes:
  • $605 in Sailor Loot to use on-board the Scarlet Lady
  • 2 first class tickets from the 605 to the 305
  • One-night hotel stay in Miami
  • Limo transfer to the ship in Miami
Branson urges South Dakotan to book cruise

Whether you’re from South Dakota or any other state in the US you can book your Virgin Voyage right here at Pavlus Travel.

 South Dakota, it is  an expansive, sparsely populated midwestern U.S. state. It’s also the home of Black Hills National Forest.  The capital is Pierre. It has a population, taken in 2018, of 882,235. That’s your moment of Zen.

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