Wednesday, 29 September 2010

At Last - Unity Is Becoming A Reality

Over the past few weeks huge changes have taken place and as a result we should see a far more united Elvis scene in the UK. For many years fans have felt divided by politics and boundaries put in place to force loyalties, but a change of huge proportion has just been announced.

In an attempt to remove various restrictions, a decision has been made by Arena Travel (aka The Elvis Travel Service) boss, David Wade, to continue offering exciting Elvis-themed events and overseas trips independently from the OEPFC.

I have enjoyed several phone conversations with David over the past few weeks and as a result I’ve concluded that the partnership break will inevitably result in a far more workable future for the Elvis social calendar.

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Arena Travel and Essential Elvis UK will be working together closely from now on to ensure that fans have a far more united approach. It’s important to both of us that every fan feels welcome and has a fantastic experience which ever Elvis event they chose to attend, or group they chose to support.

With Essential Elvis UK and Arena Travel bringing fans together, the British Elvis scene will, without doubt, be the best in the world.

I’m delighted to be involved with Arena Travel and I’m extremely excited about the future.

So, What’s In Store?

After 15 years at ‘Mabo’, Arena Travel is moving the annual party event to a great new location at the 5 star Vauxhall Park in Great Yarmouth, and for the first time ever, we will be there!

The move is sure to be popular with old and new fans alike. With a fresh start, the team will be able to attract and accommodate new fans and therefore have an even better entertainment programme.

Since the announcement 250 fans have already booked to attend the festival, which will be from September 10th to 17th 2011, and you too can reserve a place by sending £10.00 deposit per person directly to Arena Travel (see

Thankfully, All Arena fixtures will remain non-impersonator events, and if anyone has any ideas for entertainment or guests then please let us, or them, know.

To conclude, myself and David believe that we both have wonderful teams that truly care about Elvis, his fans and the quality of what we offer. We both realise the importance of a courteous and friendly service and together I’ve no doubt that whatever we do, the outcome will always be first class.