Press Releases

Experience Oxford – 5 Inspirational Experiences to Escape the Everyday

Nestled between London to its south east and the Cotswolds to its north west, the city of Oxford and its green surrounds has an abundance of attractions to suit all budgets. With summer upon us and staycations a popular option, Experience Oxfordshire is highlighting a variety of affordable bookable experiences as part of its new…

Experience Oxfordshire launches ‘Escape to Oxford’ campaign to support tourism recovery

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for Oxfordshire, is encouraging domestic visitors to ‘Escape to Oxford’ this summer with the launch of a new campaign funded by VisitEngland. The local marketing initiative forms part of the National Tourist Board’s ‘Escape the Everyday’ marketing campaign supporting England’s tourism industry recovery. The campaign, which aims to attract…

Oxford Official Walking Tours, operated by Experience Oxfordshire, are delighted to announce the re-launch of their comprehensive tours programme.

Summer in the city and what better way to get to know Oxford than through the eyes of a professional resident! With a millennium and a quarter’s worth of history, Oxford is a city of stories. And the friendly guides working on the Oxford Official Walking Tours are the perfect people to tell them. As…

Experience Oxfordshire and John Lewis & Partners host celebration of 40 Years of Oxfordshire Artweeks

Following on from last year’s successful Inspirational Oxfordshire arts and culture campaign, Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, invited businesses from across Oxfordshire’s visitor economy to join the county’s arts and cultural practitioners at Oxford John Lewis & Partners in Westgate Oxford on 5th May, to celebrate 40 wonderful years of Oxfordshire…

Latest research from Experience Oxfordshire indicates visitors’ positive perceptions, and businesses’ cautious concerns, on the Visitor Economy’s road to recovery

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, has released the results of two surveys it commissioned to ascertain the level of confidence amongst Oxfordshire’s visitor economy businesses and the views of potential visitors. Almost two thirds of business who responded to the Business Survey 2022 said that their trading for 2021 was worse than in…

Experience Oxfordshire launches campaign with GWR (Great Western Railway), with up to 50% off selected Advance tickets in the Great British Rail Sale

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire is delighted to announce the launch of its new campaign, in partnership with GWR (Great Western Railway), to encourage visitors to explore Oxfordshire by train. ‘From its dreaming spires to its green grass shire’ highlights the value and ease of travelling by rail to destinations across…

Experience Oxfordshire successful in securing a second round of funding from VisitEngland to support the recovery of the Oxfordshire visitor economy

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, is encouraging UK visitors to “Escape the Everyday” in the county this spring with a campaign funded by VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board. Following on the success of last year’s Escape the Everyday in Oxfordshire campaign, the organisation is one of 11 destinations chosen to deliver…

MPs show strong support for Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy during English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire’s MPs are showing their support for the tourism sector this week by visiting businesses in their constituencies as part of Experience Oxfordshire’s extensive programme of activity, marking English Tourism Week 2022. Dedicated to highlighting the importance of tourism to local economies and promoting the innovation, quality and range of experiences on offer in England,…

Experience Oxfordshire Celebrates English Tourism Week 2022 with Extensive Promotional Programme

Experience Oxfordshire will be promoting the county’s tourism offer extensively during English Tourism Week 2022 (ETW), the annual national celebration of the tourism industry. Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from 18 to 27 March 2022, ETW highlights the sector’s economic importance and promotes the innovation, quality and range of experiences on offer in England….

Building back Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy: Experience Oxfordshire’s New 2022 Visitor Guide Now Available

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire has launched the 2022 edition of the Official Oxfordshire Visitor Guide. It’s available online now at https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/oxfordshire-visitor-guide The Visitor Guide is packed full of ideas and information, providing visitors and locals to Oxfordshire with the up-to-date insights and inspiration they need to get the most out…

Latest Figures show Severe Impact of Covid-19 on Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county, has released new data on the economic impact of tourism for 2020 which shows the severe impact the pandemic has had on Oxfordshire’s visitor economy. The Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, shows a staggering 59% decline in…

Experience Oxfordshire sees record web traffic from digital campaign

Experience Oxfordshire worked alongside VisitEngland and strategic marketing agency, Digital Visitor, on a social and digital campaign for a two-month period in June and July 2021. The highly successful campaign focused on the ‘Escape the Everyday’ branding and delivered a record-breaking volume of relevant traffic to the site.   The digital campaign was launched to…

Experience Oxfordshire MP roundtable reflects on the impact of Covid and the challenges faced for tourism recovery across the region

Last Friday, Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire hosted an MP roundtable with Robert Courts, Conservative MP for Witney and West Oxfordshire and Anneliese Dodds, Labour MP for East Oxfordshire, plus a variety of businesses from across the region including representatives from Bicester Village, Blenheim Palace, and the Oxford Bus Company to discuss the Governments…

Experience Oxfordshire launches ‘The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide’ to support local businesses

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire has today launched a brand-new online guide to support hospitality businesses across the county. The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide has been designed to showcase places to eat and drink across Oxfordshire as well as provide both locals and visitors information and inspiration of where they should visit…

Experience Oxfordshire appoints Finn Partners as UK PR agency

FINN Travel Team to Deliver Experience Oxfordshire’s Leisure and Corporate Communications Brief   (London) – September 2021 – Global independent marketing and communications agency, FINN Partners has been appointed to provide public relations services for Experience Oxfordshire to support the Destination Management Organisation in boosting both leisure and business visits as the UK tourism industry…

Experience Oxfordshire Bring Partners Back Together at Networking Event with New Theatre Oxford 

For immediate release: 19/08/2021    Experience Oxfordshire Bring Partners Back Together at Networking Event with New Theatre Oxford    Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, welcomed partners and guests to their first in person networking event since the pandemic at the New Theatre Oxford.   The event, which took place on the 18th August, was attended by Experience Oxfordshire Partners and the local business community as part of Experience Oxfordshire’s business support, to help bring partners together to collaborate and…

Experience Oxfordshire launches ‘Inspirational Oxfordshire’ Arts and Culture campaign

For immediate release: 19/08/2021  Experience Oxfordshire launches ‘Inspirational Oxfordshire’ Arts and Culture campaign  Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire is delighted to announce the launch of a new Arts and Culture campaign in partnership with Oxfordshire’s internationally celebrated arts, heritage and culture sector to promote Oxford and Oxfordshire as a prestigious world-renowned cultural destination.  The Inspirational Oxfordshire campaign, launched today, celebrates the wealth of arts and culture across the…

Experience Oxfordshire and The Evergreen Agency Announce FREE Digital Skills Programme for Visitor Economy Businesses

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, are delighted to announce the launch of a free digital skills programme for their partners in collaboration with their Ambassador Partner, The Evergreen Agency. The pandemic has hit businesses across the visitor economy extremely hard and with many businesses needing to pivot their offer or change…

Weird and Wonderful Summer Days Out in Oxfordshire

With schools closed and summer holiday in full swing, we’ve put together a list of Oxfordshire’s Weird and Wonderful attractions which are sure to keep locals and visitors amused during August. The city of Oxford is famed around the world for its university and beautiful architecture, but if you fancy enjoying a day with a…

Oxford Official Walking Tours Announce the Return of Daily Tours

Oxford Official Walking Tours, operated by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, are delighted to be operating daily tours again from Monday 19th July.    Oxford Official Walking Tours have been offering a much-reduced weekend only service for the past few months but as the summer season approaches tours will now be available again daily.     The award-winning tours are designed to…

Experience Oxfordshire awarded funding to support Tourism Recovery through launch of ‘Escape the Everyday in Oxfordshire’ campaign

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire has been awarded funding by VisitEngland to implement a local version of the ‘Escape the Everyday’ campaign to promote Oxford and Oxfordshire to visitors as we move through the government roadmap and businesses re-open. VisitEngland’s Escape the Everyday campaign is supporting the tourism industry to recover…