Press Releases

Experience Oxfordshire Business Update

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 27/03/2020 Experience Oxfordshire have been inundated with businesses updates and are aware of the serious impact this is having on our sector; we have continuously been in discussion with government and national agencies to negotiate more support. We hope this update helps to signpost you to support as…

Experience Oxfordshire Announce Suspension of Public Facing Services

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 19/03/2020 Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO), for the County has today announced that they will be suspending public facing services from Monday 23rd March. The services that will be suspended will be the opening of Oxford Visitor Information Centre on Broad Street and operation of Oxford…

BBC War Correspondent John Simpson CBE gives keynote speech at the Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 16/03/2020 BBC War Correspondent John Simpson CBE gives keynote speech at the Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform John Simpson CBE was welcomed to Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire on Wednesday 11th March, as guest speaker at the Experience Oxfordshire Cultural Platform, which included a keynote speech, an interview from…

Head Mammal Keeper at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens is Finalist for Top Tourism Award

A local zookeeper from Oxfordshire is in the running for the nation’s top tourism award– and we are asking Oxfordshire to get behind her!   Hayley Mullaney, who works at Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens near Burford, is one of 10 finalists in with a chance of winning VisitEngland’s annual Tourism Superstar competition, supported by…

Experience Oxfordshire Unveil New Consumer Branding

Experience Oxfordshire are delighted to announce the launch of their new consumer branding.   The updated branding will create a new look and feel across Experience Oxfordshire’s marketing collateral, with an improved offering for visitors to Experience Oxfordshire’s website homepage and readers of the 2020 Oxfordshire Visitor Guide already live.   The Experience Oxfordshire visitor…

Experience Oxfordshire Announce Venues Rebrand to Attract More Business Visits and Events to Oxfordshire

The official venue finding service at Experience Oxfordshire, formerly known as Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing, has rebranded as Experience Oxfordshire Venues.   The new name acknowledges the increased remit of the service, as part of Experience Oxfordshire’s ambition to promote the region to business and events visitors as well as the traditional conferencing market. Modern business…

John Simpson, Veteran BBC News Correspondent, Announced as Keynote Speaker at Experience Oxfordshire’s Annual Cultural Platform for 2020

Experience Oxfordshire is delighted to announce its Cultural Platform event for 2020. John Simpson CBE, the renowned war zone correspondent, broadcaster & author, and current World Affairs Editor of BBC News, will deliver a keynote speech at Heythrop Park Resort on 11th March 2020. His speech will be followed by a conversation with Richard Venables…

Oxford Visitor Information Centre Recognised for Customer Service in Industry Awards

Oxford’s Visitor Information Centre has been awarded Silver for Visitor Information Service of the Year at last night’s Beautiful South Awards for Excellence which were held at the Grand Hotel Brighton.   The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the tourism sector and inspire other businesses to reinvest and raise standards in quality, innovation and…

Oxfordshire Bucks National Trend with Increase in Visitor Spend

This year’s Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, shows the county bucking the national trend with a significant increase in visitor spend in 2018. The study shows an impressive increase in spend of 5.1%, taking the value of the visitor economy in Oxfordshire to £2.28 billion, meeting the…

Experience Oxfordshire Launch New Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour

Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have launched an exciting new Dreaming Spires and Splendid Ceilings of Oxford Tour.   This new tour will open the doors of some of the most important ceremonial buildings of the University of Oxford. A great way to explore the city of Oxford,…

Oxfordshire Locations Rank as Best Destinations for Autumn Breaks in the UK

Oxford has ranked as the sixth best destination in the UK for an Autumn ‘staycation’ by HomeToGo, the world’s largest search engine for holiday homes, apartments, villas and cottages. Burford in Oxfordshire also ranked at number 20 on the list.   HomeToGo’s list of the twenty best destinations in the UK for Autumn considered everything…

Experience Oxfordshire host summer networking event at The Macdonald Bear Hotel

On 16th July Experience Oxfordshire welcomed Partners to their summer networking event at the Macdonald Bear Hotel, Woodstock Showcasing the venue to Experience Oxfordshire Partners, the team at the Bear welcomed guests to the Churchill Lounge, before a guided tour of the majestic 13th century coaching inn’s bedrooms and meeting facilities, all followed by a…

Experience Oxfordshire Ambassador Dinner

Hayley Beer-Gamage with Anthony Pickles of Visit Britain On 11th July, Experience Oxfordshire Ambassadors gathered at the stunning Macdonald Randolph Hotel for their annual Ambassador dinner. This was an opportunity for those businesses across the County that invest in and support the DMO to both network and find out about the work that Experience Oxfordshire have…

Minister for Business and Industry visits Oxford as part of Tourism Sector Deal Announcement

Andrew Stephenson MP, the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Minister for Business and Industry, visited Oxford yesterday in anticipation of the announcement this morning of the Tourism Sector Deal, which sets out how the government and industry will work in partnership to boost productivity, develop the skills of the UK workforce and support destinations to enhance their visitor offer.

Experience Oxfordshire announce Ambition for Oxfordshire

Experience Oxfordshire have launched their ambition for destination management across Oxfordshire in their newly unveiled ‘Ambition Statement’. The award-winning Oxfordshire DMO (Destination Management Organisation) has been working to develop the Oxfordshire visitor economy since its creation in 2011.

Experience Oxfordshire Launch New Conference and Venues Website

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release                                                   For immediate release: 30/05/2019 Experience Oxfordshire has unveiled a new Conference and Venues website –  a new platform for conferencing, meetings, weddings and events in Oxfordshire, which will inspire visitors by showcasing Oxfordshire venues, and will also direct users to book their conference or meeting hassle-free at www.experienceoxfordshire.org/conferencing The new…

Experience Oxfordshire Hosts Travel Industry Leaders for Annual Partner Conference

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release                                                   For immediate release: 24/05/2019 Experience Oxfordshire were delighted to welcome travel industry experts from across the Country to their annual Partner Conference – ‘Insights from the Experts’ – at Jurys Inn, Oxford on 23rd May 2019. Now in its third year, the full-day event brought together national experts from across…

Oxfordshire MPs show support for the Visitor Economy on Constituency Day as part of English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire MPs welcomed visitors to Oxfordshire on Friday 5th April at tourism businesses throughout the County as part of VisitEngland’s national English Tourism Week Organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, MPs visited businesses including Waterperry Gardens, Harcourt Arboretum, Wallingford Museum, Hook Norton Brewery, Cogges, Stonor Park and The Oxford Artisan…

Oxford Pass Launched at Blenheim Palace

On Wednesday 3 April, Blenheim Palace hosted the launch of the new Oxford Pass. The joint initiative between Blenheim Palace, Experience Oxfordshire and The Oxford Bus Company aims to increase tourism to the city and surrounding areas. Initially available for a 12-month trial period, the Pass offers visitors a quick and convenient ‘one stop shop’…

Experience Oxfordshire Began English Tourism Week with a Pop-Up at Great Western Railway’s Oxford Railway Station on 1st April

To begin celebrations of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) initiative, Experience Oxfordshire set up a pop-up stand in Oxford Railway Station to promote Oxfordshire’s varied offering to excited visitors journeying through the station. The team handed out 500 Oxfordshire Visitor Guides to encourage tourists and residents to venture out and enjoy…

Experience Oxfordshire Promotes the County to Inbound Visitors at Birmingham Airport During English Tourism Week

Experience Oxfordshire were promoting Oxfordshire during VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week (30th March – 7th April) with a pop-up in Birmingham Airport’s arrivals terminal on Tuesday 2nd April. With inbound visitors and residents arriving from domestic and long-haul flights, the team were busy handing out Oxfordshire Visitor Guides and encouraging tourists and residents to explore Oxfordshire…