Press Releases

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Experience Oxfordshire sets Aspirations to be one of the Safest Destinations to Visit in England post Covid-19

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organistion (DMO) for Oxfordshire is today making a call to action to businesses and stakeholders to work together so that Oxfordshire can be recognised as one of the safest destinations to visit in England post Covid-19.   The call for action follows the announcement earlier this week that much of…

Experience Oxfordshire Announce Closure of Oxford Visitor Information Centre

Experience Oxfordshire have today announced that Oxford Visitor Information Centre (VIC) on Broad Street will remain closed permanently.   The centre closed in March, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however it had been vulnerable for some time due to financial support being withdrawn from Oxford City Council.   Experience Oxfordshire (then Visit Oxfordshire), the Destination…

Experience Oxfordshire Urges Local MPs to Support the Visitor Economy and Local Businesses as English Tourism Week 2020 goes Virtual

Next week the annual English Tourism Week celebration (25-31 May), organised by VisitEngland, will be marked virtually, with Experience Oxfordshire launching a campaign to highlight the value of Oxfordshire’s threatened visitor economy in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.   This year’s English Tourism Week will focus on supporting the recovery of English tourism and…

Experience Oxfordshire Release Data on Economic Impact of Covid-19 to Oxfordshire’s Visitor Economy and Shares Concerns for the Sector’s Recovery

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the county, has published a report of findings from a county-wide survey to provide an initial analysis of the effect of the outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent lockdown on visitor economy businesses across the county. Business Impact Report According to the research undertaken by Experience Oxfordshire the reduction…

Experience Oxfordshire Launches #DreamOxfordshire Campaign

Experience Oxfordshire has launched a new digital campaign to support Oxfordshire’s visitor economy through the Covid-19 pandemic.   Oxfordshire’s tourism industry brings £2.3 billion annually to the county, providing 40,000 local jobs and boosting economic growth – however, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused huge disruption to Oxfordshire’s visitor economy, with 86% of businesses reporting a…

Experience Oxfordshire Launches The Big Oxfordshire Quiz

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 30/03/2020 Experience Oxfordshire has launched ‘The Big Oxfordshire Quiz’ which aims to increase pride in place amongst Oxfordshire locals during the Covid-19 crisis and encourage online interaction. The Big Oxfordshire Quiz (#BigOxQuiz) campaign aims to bring Oxfordshire locals together through an online quiz every Friday evening during the…

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…