Press Releases

New Oxford Highlights Walking Tour Unveiled

For immediate release: 23/05/17 Commencing in June, Oxford Official Walking Tours is now offering an all-new Oxford Highlights Tour, allowing visitors to the city to see all the iconic sights in just one hour. The short tour visits key sights in the city centre including the magnificent University buildings found in the Radcliffe Square; the…

Launch of augmented reality project is set to bring new life to the Bodleian Library

Oxford is one of twelve of England’s historic cities which have collaborated to develop an innovative augmented reality (AR) product that is set to bring heritage to life. The ground-breaking new AR experience launched on March 31st to celebrate English Tourism Week. It consists of an app and videos that transports the user back in…

Experience Oxfordshire launches new Visitor and Partner websites

Experience Oxfordshire has unveiled two new websites. This substantial investment has delivered two completely revised websites that feature a new design, content and user friendly navigation. The new visitor website aims to inspire and inform prospective visitors about all there is to see and do in the county. New features include the option to save…

Experience Oxfordshire announced as finalists in VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence

VisitEngland, the national tourist board has announced the finalists for the Awards for Excellence 2017 with Experience Oxfordshire named as a finalist. The winners of this prestigious accolade will be announced at the Awards ceremony on Monday 24 April at the Hilton Waldorf, London. Working collaboratively with industry, VisitEngland’s Awards for Excellence celebrate the best…

Experience Oxfordshire further strengthens its Board of Directors with the appointment of Christopher Wigg and Dominic Hare

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the county, has announced the appointment of Christopher Wigg and Dominic Hare to its Board of Directors. Dominic Hare, recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer at Blenheim Palace, has a long working background at the Palace, and has great experience of working with businesses across Oxfordshire and beyond….

Oxfordshire Welcomes Industry Experts

Experience Oxfordshire welcomed experts from across the sector to their Partner conference at the newly refurbished Jurys Inn Oxford. Nine experts joined the events with representatives from; VisitEngland, VisitBritain, UKinbound, Arts Council England, Tourism Alliance, Destination Research, Travel GBI, Stephen Spencer Associates and Ginger Juice. Speaking at the ‘Insights from the Experts’ event, they provided…

Economic Impact Data Report: Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy continues to Thrive

The Economic Impact Report of Tourism for Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, has revealed a positive picture for tourism in 2015. The study showed that the sector supports 33,447 jobs in Oxfordshire, a rise of 4.2%. Further good news is the increase in overnight stays – a key driver for growth in the…