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Oxford Official Walking Tours Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award

Oxford Official Walking Tours have been recognised as among the best in the South East, based on outstanding 2019 Tripadvisor Traveller Reviews. Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are operated by Experience Oxfordshire – the Destination Management Organisation for the county – announced it has been awarded a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award based on a full…

CITY SIGHTSEEING OXFORD OPEN VISITOR INFORMATION POINT

Oxford Bus Company has opened a new Visitor Information Point to help welcome tourists and provide support to visitors.   In a timely boost to Oxford’s visitor economy City Sightseeing Oxford have unveiled the new hub that will see local people provide local information to visitors. The Visitor Information Point is in High Street in…

Oxford Open Doors goes Virtual !

From virtual events to self-guided walks, the weekend of Saturday 12th September is a great time to discover the city either on foot or in the virtual world ….. The Programme is out, and we are counting down to Oxford Open Doors! What will you discover? From virtual events to self-guided walks, the weekend of…

Modern Art Oxford presents: Mariana Castillo Deball: Between making and knowing something

2 October 2020 – 3 January 2021 This major new commission by Mariana Castillo Deball (b. 1975 in Mexico City, lives and works in Berlin) fundamentally questions methods of knowledge formation in Western museum collections. Featuring an expansive aerial installation, archival photographs and repurposed museum display cases, the exhibition uncovers hidden stories and individuals, with…

Pitt Rivers Museum and Museum of Natural History to reopen on 22 September

The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Natural History are delighted to announce that they will both reopen to the public on Tuesday 22 September. Dr Laura Van Broekhoven, Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum, says: “I am delighted we can now open our doors again and welcome our much-missed audiences. I look forward…

The Coconut Tree will ‘Extend’ the Eat Out to Help Out offer into Autumn

In recent years, Sri Lankan food has been having a moment, with The Times identifying it as a key food trend, and BBC Food attributing its popularity to “most of the food world looking towards exciting new cuisines.”    The Coconut Tree’s take on the cuisine is made up of smaller tapas-style dishes embracing plants,…

West Oxfordshire MP meets with Experience Oxfordshire to Discuss Sector Performance and Future Plans for Recovery at the Macdonald Bear Hotel

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 28/08/2020 www.experienceoxfordshire.org/partner This week Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, arranged for Robert Courts MP to visit The Macdonald Bear Hotel in Woodstock ,in his constituency of West Oxfordshire, to discuss how business has been since re-opening post lockdown and the impact of the Governments…

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel increase ultra-low emission buses

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel have further increased the volume of ultra-low emission buses in their fleets, thanks to a £2M investment in green technology.  The Euro VI buses use the latest micro-hybrid technology to minimise environmental impact. It works via energy recovered under braking being used to help power the bus. Nine Euro…

Experience Oxfordshire organise MP visit to discuss the impact of Covid-19 on Visitor Economy Businesses

This week Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, arranged for Robert Courts MP to visit businesses in his constituency of West Oxfordshire and discuss the impact that the pandemic was having locally. Visits were made to Caswell House in Brize Norton and Wychwood Brewery in Witney. At the start of the pandemic…

Birmingham Airport Announces Birmingham-Belfast City

Birmingham Airport announces Birmingham-Belfast City Airport route from 14 September   Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional, to open new base at Belfast City Airport Airline to operate up to four daily return flights from Birmingham Commenting on the announcement, Tom Screen, Aviation Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “Belfast City is such a popular…

Oxford Tube services increasing from Monday 31st August

OXFORD TUBE SERVICES TO INCREASE FROM MONDAY 31ST AUGUST 2020 Oxford Tube frequency to increase to up to every 10 minutes in morning peaks 24/7 service between Oxford and London set to return Popular commuter express services via Baker Street reinstated Reduced capacity and social distancing measures remain in line with government guidelines Oxford Tube…

Story Museum

The Story Museum starts first chapter of phased reopening…   Visitors eager to get their first glimpse of The Story Museum’s £6 million transformation will be in for a treat this summer. The museum, situated in the heart of Oxford, was due to reopen its doors at the start of April after two years of…

Oxford Official Walking Tours launch new Eccentric Oxford Tour

As the city of Oxford starts to re-open and welcome back locals and visitors, Oxford Official Walking Tours announce an exciting new addition to their walking tours programme – the Eccentric Oxford Tour. This brand new and hilarious tour could be just the tonic that is needed to delight both locals and staycationers this summer…

City Sightseeing Oxford Open-Top Tours to Return in Boost to Visitor Economy

The City Sightseeing Oxford open-top tours are set to return to help show visitors the city, as COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease. The popular open-top bus tour will return into service in Oxford tomorrow, in a boost to the city’s visitor economy. It will operate a special timetable operating at least every 20 minutes on…

Visitors to Oxford University’s Gardens, Libraries and Museums in 2019 Top 3.3 million

Oxford University’s gardens, libraries and museums attracted 3,311,764 visitors in 2019, according to the latest figures, just released, from the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA). This is the third year in a row that visitor numbers have topped 3 million, with the Ashmolean, Bodleian Libraries and Museum of Natural History all featuring in the…

Bus Operators Increase Services and The Airline is Set to Return

Oxford Bus Company and Thames Travel have further increased some services and increased the number of customers that can be carried on-board in response to a growing demand for bus travel. Thames Travel is now back to running its normal level of service except for night buses. Most Oxford City services are now operating at…

Oxford City Council Launches New Guide to Help People GO Active Outdoors

Today Oxford City Council is launching new online resources to help people get out and explore Oxford’s green spaces and waterways, and find out what activities are available in them. Oxford has over 900 acres of parks and green spaces, that’s almost an acre for every 17 people in the city. These include places of tranquillity like…

Experience Oxfordshire Announce The Evergreen Agency as New Ambassador

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, is delighted to announce The Evergreen Agency as their latest Ambassador Partner.   This new strategic partnership comes at an important time for the DMO as they are continuing to work hard to support partners throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and support the recovery of Oxfordshire’s visitor…

Experience Oxfordshire Launches ‘Opening Up Oxfordshire’ Campaign

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the county, is launching a new digital campaign to support the reopening of Oxfordshire’s visitor economy as restrictions begin to ease and the county emerges from lockdown.   The launch of the campaign coincides with the reopening of many hospitality and tourism businesses in the county this weekend,…

Experience Oxfordshire Venues Promotes Oxfordshire as Business Visits and Events Destination to Aid Economic Recovery

Experience Oxfordshire Venues, the free conference and event venue-finding service for Oxfordshire, operated by the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, has been promoting the region to business visits and events (BV&E) buyers to boost economic recovery post Covid-19.   Experience Oxfordshire Venues have published a new Venue Guide for Oxfordshire. The Venue Guide is…

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons Reopening 14th July

In March, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons closed its doors to support the Government directive so they could keep staff, guests and their local community safe. Following guidelines, Raymond Blanc and his team are now busy making preparations for their reopening and expect operations to resume on Bastille Day, Tuesday, 14 July.   So many things…