Press Releases

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…

Oxfordshire MP’s Show Support for the Visitor Economy as Part of English Tourism Week

Oxfordshire MPs showed their support for the tourism sector this week by visiting businesses in their constituency as part of the extensive English Tourism Programme organised by Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county. This year’s English Tourism week coordinated by VisitEngland was dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild.  In addition to these…

Experience Oxfordshire Celebrates English Tourism Week with Extensive Programme of Promotion and Business Support

English Tourism Week this year is dedicated to showing support for tourism businesses and destinations across the sector as they reopen and start to rebuild. Coordinated by VisitEngland and taking place from 22 to 31 May, English Tourism Week is an annual celebration of the tourism industry, highlighting its economic importance to local economies and…

Oxford Official Walking Tours Launch New Website

Oxford Official Walking Tours, operated by Experience Oxfordshire the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, are thrilled to announce the launch of their new website www.oxfordoffocialwalkingtours.org.  With updated tours and an easy booking platform the website is designed to enhance the user experience and to simplify the booking process.   Throughout the pandemic there has been a big shift in people booking in advance online and the website has been designed to make it easy for people…

Experience Oxfordshire Announces the Launch of ‘The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide’ to Support Local Businesses

For immediate release: 29/04/2021 Experience Oxfordshire Announces the Launch of ‘The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide’ to Support Local Businesses Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, has today announced they will be launching a new publication to help support hospitality businesses as we come out of national lockdown. The Oxfordshire Hospitality Guide will showcase…

‘Opening Up Oxfordshire’

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire welcomed the announcement this week by The Prime Minister, Boris Jonson, that England will move to step 2 of its roadmap on Monday 12 April.   This means that outdoor hospitality venues such as pubs and restaurants will be able to reopen for outdoor service and non-essential retail, gyms and hairdressers will also re-open.  …

Experience Oxfordshire announce Pye Homes Ltd as new Ambassador

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire, have announced Pye Homes Ltd 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 economy. The ambassador…

Experience Oxfordshire and Oxford Official Walking Tours receive the Globally Recognised ‘Safe Travels’ stamp from the World Travel & Tourism Council

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire alongside Oxford Official Walking Tours (which are operated by the DMO) have both been issued with the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp form the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)   This follows the announcement from VisitBritain earlier in the week that tourism businesses in the UK registered…

Experience Oxfordshire Venues attend MeetEngland Virtual 2021

Experience Oxfordshire Venues, operated by the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county, are delighted to announce that they will be attending this year’s virtual MeetEngland event to promote Oxfordshire as a destination for business visits and events. Taking place on the 9 and 11 February 2021, MeetEngland Virtual is bringing together international buyers to…

Oxfordshire business leaders urge Chancellor to review decision to end Tax Free Shopping

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release Oxfordshire business leaders urge Chancellor to review decision to end Tax Free Shopping Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO), for the county are urging the Government to review the decision to end tax free shopping for visitors to the UK as it will deliver a fatal blow to the local…

Pre Covid-19 Tourism Figures show Challenge Ahead for Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 28/10/2020 Pre Covid-19 Tourism Figures show Challenge Ahead for Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for the county, have released new data on the economic impact of tourism showing a huge spike in growth in 2019. This year’s Economic Impact Report for Tourism in…

Experience Oxfordshire Announce Additional Investment for England Originals Project

The England’s Historic Cities consortium has secured new investment from Visit England. England’s Historic Cities, which includes Experience Oxfordshire, has secured further investment from the Discover England Fund for their innovative England Originals project. The project was created in 2018 to encourage more US visitors to explore regional England and has already benefited from over…

Oxford Official Walking Tours Launch New Ghost Tour

Oxford Official Walking Tours are delighted to announce the launch of a new Ghost Tour – just in time for Halloween! As the nights draw in it is the perfect time to explore the city and its history in a very different way. The tours will be led by local author and experienced Green Badge…