Richard Branson loves to land in South Africa

British entrepreneur and adventurer Richard Branson, 59, has been knighted, has assets worth several billion dollars and owns Necker Island in the Caribbean. So where does the founder of Virgin Atlantic Airways, the man who has everything, travel when he wants to take an amazing vacation? Well, he plans to come here next year for the World Cup championship in soccer. It’s his favorite vacation spot.

Question: What is your favorite vacation destination?

I love South Africa. It’s such a vibrant country with plenty of energy, great food and inspirational music. The people make it such a welcoming destination. I love their vitality and creativity. It has emerged from such a troubled past with huge spirit and determination. Next year it will host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, a real milestone and proof that it can play a leading role on the world stage. I am full of admiration for Nelson Mandela.

Source: Tribune Media Services and



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