MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase Tupelo — Our Talent Is Hospitality! Easily accessible, Tupelo, Miss., is centrally located between Jackson, Miss.; Birmingham, Ala.; and Nashville and Memphis, Tenn. A vibrant, booming city cradled in the hills of Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo is intersected by U.S. Hwys. 45 & 78 and the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Tupelo has more than 1,900 quality guest rooms, including the Clarion Hotel and Summit Convention Center and the Hilton Garden Inn, which is adjacent to the BancorpSouth Conference Center and Ban- corpSouth Arena. The Tupelo CVB provides a full range of com- plimentary hospitality services, and the sales staff offers assistance in all areas of planning to ensure a quality meeting experience. The CVB can also help arrange off-site functions and activities that are especially designed for your group, such as an Elvis Presley Hometown Tour of attractions or a customized Fashion Show, Day Spa and Fitness Fun Tour, to name a few. Located in the Fairpark District, the Tupelo Automobile Museum dis- plays over 100 antique and classic cars and is not only a popular attraction, but a unique venue to host receptions and meal functions for your off- site events. Throughout the year Tupelo hosts numerous festivals and special events, including the Gumtree Arts Festival, one of the South's finest juried art shows held on Mother's Day weekend, and the Elvis Presley Festival, an exciting music festival held the first weekend in June. Tupelo's greatest resource is its people. Accus- tomed to handling groups of all types, you'll find a friendly community seeking to extend hospital- ity at every turn. Our service providers are com- mitted to delivering visitors professional, efficient, high-quality service so that your event runs smoothly. Our sales staff will be happy to arrange a site visit to Tupelo so that you can expe- rience the value, hospi- tality and ex- citing growth that can be seen in our "All America City." ■ Linda Elliff, Director of Sales, Tupelo CVB Linda has served as the Director of Sales with the Tupelo Con- vention and Visitors Bureau for the past 18 years. (800) 533-0611 or (662) 841-6521 46 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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