June 2012 Newsletter

Deep South USA launches exciting NEW travel guide 

Deep South USA has launched a new compact size travel guide containing information on places to visit and things to do for the five Southern US states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

The expanded and updated guide contains suggested driving itineraries combining the different states as well as a dedicated golf section to help plan the perfect golfing holiday.

There are sections on history and heritage, Civil Rights, music and festival activities, family fun ideas and culture and cuisine. 

With 'Don't Miss' bullet points on every page, and a large pull out map at the back, you won't miss out on anything!

You can view online or request a copy now!


Johnny Cash – The Classics released 11th June and new museum opening in Nashville

Sony Commercial Music Group is proud to announce a new collection of classic hits from one of the world's most prolific recording artists, Johnny Cash. As a celebration of this groudbreaking artist in what would have been his 80th birthday year, Johnny Cash – The Classics is released on 11th June 2012 and available to pre-order now.

Also coinciding with his 80th birthday year is the opening of the new Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. The interactive musuem will chronicle the legends life and career.

More information...


Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age exhibiting at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama

May 26–September 2

Journey back through the Ice Age to view some of Earth's largest and most awe-inspiring mammals in The Field Museum exhibition.




Huntsville hits the spot!

Known as 'The Rocket City', Huntsville is located in the foothills of the North Alabama mountains and is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center which is recognised as oneof the most comprehensive U.S. manned space flight hardware musuems in the world. As well as Space Camp and Aviation Challenge, the Space Center facilities include the Davidson Center for Space Exploration which houses the mighty Saturn on a journey back to the Ice Age to view some of Earth's largest and most awe-inspiring mammals! More information...

Huntsville may be considered one of the ten most high tech cities in the USA but it also has a quirky side. Mischief and Mayhem Tours offer old fashioned Southern drama and some colourful stories in their walking tours of the city! Join Jacque and Rhonda… they have some saucy tales to tell! More information...



Win a luxury holiday for two to Alabama!

Win a dream holiday to Alabama worth £4000 and celebrate the Year of Food with Simply answer the question or place an order with Prezzybox to be in with a chance of winning. Deadline for entry is 18th June and prize includes flights, accommodation and car hire.



Tour Operator of the Month

With over 30 years experience USAirtours are experts at creating unique tailor-made holidays that are individually designed to meet the needs of every customer. They offer personalised holidays through one of their appointed travel agencies. Click here to see two Deep South USA special offers for June bookings only.



Queen of the Steamers

If you missed it the weekend the Daily Mail wrote a fantastic piece as Max Davidson spent three nights on the American Queen paddlesteamer along the mighty Mississippi.

Read it here...



COOLinary New Orleans, August 1–31 

This is the ultimate celebration of dining in America's most delicious city. Eat at participating restaurants and savour special prix pixe, three-course lunches and dinners at special sizzling summer prices.



Tales of the Cocktail, July 25–29, Louisiana

Have a highball, y'all. Sip and sup at this four-day-long mixer in the city that invented the cocktail. Enjoy lectures, book signings, dinner pairings, cooking and mixing demonstrations and more at this annual event. More information...



Louisiana Seafood Festival, June 9–10

The Louisiana Seafood Festival celebrates the extraordinary local cuisine. Starting with everything fresh from the water, their famous chefs cook up shrimp, oysters, crawfish, crab and alligator. More information...



Flaming Lips seeks record for most shows in 24 hours!

Memphis, Tennessee will be the starting point for an attempt by The Flaming Lips to break the Guiness World Record for most live concerts in different cities in a 24-hour span. The band will kick off its eight-city barnstorming effort at Downtown Memphis' Handy Park on June 27.

After the Memphis concert, the Lips will board a vintage tour bus and proceed to Mississippi performing in Clarksdale, Oxford, Jackson, Hattiesburg and Biloxi before heading to Louisiana for a show in Baton Rouge and then capping things off in New Orleans 24 hours later on June 28.