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WALKING IN MEMPHIS

August 2007 sees the 30th anniversary of the death of the King of Rock & Roll himself, Elvis Presley.

Since he died on 16 August 1977, literally millions of people have made the pilgrimage to Memphis, Tennessee, to visit places associated with Elvis, especially the Graceland Mansion, where he is buried, and the famous Beale Street, home of the blues and birthplace of rock & roll.

What many people don’t realise is how close Memphis is to the popular destination of Orlando and that it is very easy to include a day or overnight trip to the city as an add-on to a more traditional style Florida holiday.

For dedicated Elvis fans, music lovers or those who’ve just always wanted to go, the Memphis excursion offers a welcome break to the round of endless theme parks in Orlando and the opportunity to take time out to enjoy the whole Elvis experience and soak up the atmosphere of this great city of the south.

Some of the other tourist attractions include the Heartbreak Hotel, which takes its name from the famous Elvis song, the Elvis Presley museum, diner, restaurant, souvenir shops and visitors can even see Elvis’ aeroplanes including the ‘Lisa Marie’, named after his daughter.

Flying time from Orlando to Memphis is two hours and due to the time difference travellers ‘gain’ an hour on arrival in the city. First flight of the day is 6.30am, arriving 7.30am local time giving a full day to visit the sights with later flights available.

Harvey World Travel says that Orlando is currently its top overseas destination with more holidaymakers booked to visit there than any other resort.

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Notes to editors:

The Elvis Memphis excursion costs £199 including return flights, overnight stay at the Heartbreak Hotel and entrance to Graceland. It can be booked through Harvey World Travel either by telephone on 08717 820820 or by visiting Harvey World Travel branches.

Harvey World Travel is owned by MFS, the Australian investment and funds company which specialises in travel and leisure. Australian based companies in the MFS portfolio include the Stella, Bale and Peppers holiday resorts, the Mantra, Breakfree and Ambia villas and apartments, plus the flagship Sheraton Mirage Hotel in Port Douglas, Queensland.

MFS is the largest single brand travel franchise group in the Southern Hemisphere operating more than 500 successful retail outlets in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. As well as specialising in long haul holidays to these destinations, Harvey World Travel customers are able to benefit from flexible holiday packages throughout the world, using the company’s extensive buying networks.
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