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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Glad I got mine early – Disney World prices set to go up

Spring break is in a little more than two weeks, and if you’re headed to Orlando – and particularly, Walt Disney World – prepare to pay a little more for your tickets.  Whew, glad I booked our trip last week and got a better deal. Anyway, according to the Orlando Sentinel, tickets are set to go […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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The multi-teared birthday cake was a replication of a cake Elvis had shipped to him in the 1960s.

Elvis’ 80th birthday celebrated by hundreds at Tupelo birthplace

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans from near and far gathered at the Elvis Birthplace and Museum today to mark what would have been the King’s 80th birthday. A multi-tiered birthday cake weighing 200 pounds was a re-creation of a birthday cake Elvis got during the 1960s. Then, Kermit’s Bakery in downtown Tupelo made the cake […]

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Elvis Birthplace executive director Dick Guyton with an image of a clay model of one of the new statues planned for the second phase of expansion at the birthplace.

ICYMI: Elvis birthplace looks toward second phase of expansion

Three years after wrapping up a $2 million expansion, the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is taking the next step toward a second expansion. And a third expansion is in the works, too. From today’s Daily Journal: Phase two will add two Elvis statues to an overlook with a memorial wall and pavilion, […]

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Elvis Presley’s planes go up for auction

Remember in July we mentioned that the two planes belonging to Elvis might go on the auction block? Well, they are indeed for sale. Sealed bids are begin accepted for the Lisa Marie and Hound Dog II through Feb. 2. The planes have been a tourist attraction since the mid-1980s, had been sold after Presley’s death, and were eventually […]

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Tupelo Tourism Leadership Program taking applications

The Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau is accepting applications for its 2014-2015 Tourism Leadership Program. Designed to create a core of knowledgeable people with a unique, first-hand experience of the vast components of Tupelo’s tourism product, the program is open to anyone working in the hospitality industry.  “The Tourism Leadership Program helps educate members of […]

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