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Branson,

city (1990 pop. 3,706), Taney co., SW Mo.; inc. 1904. The primarily residential city's economy is based on tourism, especially to theaters offering live, often lavish country-music shows. With over 30 entertainment theaters, Branson draws millions of visitors annually. Other attractions include the Veterans Memorial Museum, the Roy Rogers–Dale Evans Museum, a scenic railroad, lakes, and caverns. Nearby is the College of the Ozarks.

Branson

Sir Richard. born 1950, British entrepreneur. In 1969 he founded the Virgin record company, adding other interests later, including Virgin Atlantic Airways (1984), Virgin Radio (1993), and the Virgin Rail Group (1996): made the fastest crossing of the Atlantic by boat (1986) and the first of the Pacific by hot-air balloon (1991)
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We are pleased to be the only airline offering service to Branson out of the Twin Cities," said Stan Gadek, Chairman and CEO of Sun Country Airlines.
Branson, for example, uses a David-and-Goliath theme, invoking the threat of powerhouse competitors, such as British Airways and Coca-Cola to motivate his employees.
In other news, Branson said he has spoken with the head of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission concerning Virgin Blue's complaints about Qantas Airways' alleged 'predatory practices'.
Mr Snowden had to resign from the board of lottery organiser Camelot and Mr Branson won pounds 100,000 damages in the High Court last year over the bribe the American allegedly offered Mr Branson to withdraw his rival bid to run the UK lottery.
The high seas caused the damaged boat to sink, but the drama wasn't over for Branson as he was separated from a speedboat which had been sent out to tow the catamaran in.
The pair have only just got back on speaking terms - and Branson now accepts Elton's decision was right.
TEAM: Branson with NTL chairman Jim Mooney' STAR: Virgin Rail' THE START: Ambitious student Branson in 1968' IN ORBIT: Now Branson is aiming for the stars' HIGH STAKES: Branson launches his airline' GOING, GOING: Sold his mobile phone firm
Rutan and Branson, the founder of Virgin, were not present for the arrival.
Reserve Branson is owned and operated by Reserve Direct, a national travel reservation technology company servicing some of America's top vacation destinations.
British airline tycoon Richard Branson is expected to announce next week that his space-tourism company will launch passenger-carrying rocket planes out of New Mexico.
Soloff left Branson in 1969 and founded Sonics & Materials Inc.