Newmarket Holidays pushes Elvis tour
Newmarket Holidays is predicting a bumper year for Elvis-inspired trade sales following the release of the biopic of the King’s early life, which opens in cinemas on 24 June.
To prepare for the big-screen opening of ‘Elvis’, the escorted tour expert has launched a specialised training module for agents
It has created dedicated collateral about the star and his influences, and introduced a 15% discount to support trade sales.
Newmarket Holidays’ tour, Elvis Presley’s Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville, is a nine-night guided journey through the Deep South states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee where Elvis grew up.
There are 74 departure dates available, spanning from 2022 to December 2024.
If customers travel from mid-November to December, it will also include the festive lights at Graceland.
Guests stop at key locations including Presley’s birthplace at Tupelo, the Music City of Nashville, and New Orleans for a visit to the famous French Quarter.
In Memphis the tour includes a visit to Sun Studio, where rock and roll was born, and stops for two nights at The Guest House at Graceland, next to Elvis’s famous mansion.
Richard Forde, Head of Trade Sales said, “Our Elvis tour is always popular, but the launch of this new big-budget film is going to supercharge interest in travelling to the American South.”
Elvis Presley’s Memphis, New Orleans & Nashville takes place over nine days, flies with Virgin Atlantic into Atlanta and includes all flights, hotels, transfers, and a tour manager.
Richard Harrington, Product Director said; “I’ve been operating this tour for over 20 years, it never ceases to amaze me how popular it remains. It’s packed with all things Elvis plus everything the Nashville and Memphis scene has to offer”
Prices start from £1,602pp, which includes a saving of £533pp that is available until 31 July.