Press Releases

Oxford Visitor Information Centre wins Top Tourism Award

Oxford’s Visitor Information Centre has been named Information Service of the Year at last night’s Beautiful South Awards for Excellence which were held at the Grand Hotel Brighton, while Experience Oxfordshire’s ‘Oxford Official Walking Tours’ was awarded Highly Commended status for Guided Tour of the Year. The awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the tourism…

International Travel Trade Activity

We have recently attended overseas travel trade missions out in the USA and China with VisitBritain. These were a great opportunity to talk to buyers and media about our destination and our partners. Over 140 meetings were conducted during this time. In addition this we also conducted a visit to Canada where we visited travel…

USA Tourism Leader Visits Oxford

Experience Oxfordshire were delighted to welcome Gavin Landry, the Director and Executive Vice President of VisitBritain Americas, to Oxford on the 28th October 2018. The visit was negotiated by Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire, Hayley Beer-Gamage, following on from increased activity in the USA market and a recent travel trade mission on territory. The VIP…

Oxfordshire Exceeds Target for Visitor Spend

 For Immediate Release:  The recently published Economic Impact Report for Tourism in Oxfordshire, a report commissioned by Experience Oxfordshire, has shown a significant increase in visitor spend in 2017. The study shows an impressive increase in spend of 6% taking the value of the visitor economy spend to £2.17 billion, exceeding the target of 5%…

Experience Oxfordshire’s Oxford Official Walking Tours Awarded Highly Commended Status

We’re thrilled to announce that the judging panel for the 2018 Beautiful South Tourism Awards has awarded our Oxford Official Walking Tours HIGHLY COMMENDED status in the Guided Tour of the Year category. Our tours team will be joining our Visitor Information Centre Team ( Finalists in the VIC of the year category ) at…

Experience Oxfordshire’s Networking Event at Heythrop Park Resort

Recently, we hosted a partner networking event at the stunning Heythrop Park Resort. This networking event allowed a chance for our partners from across the County and from different sectors to network and discuss future collaboration. Partners were also given an exclusive show around the property and enjoyed a luxurious afternoon tea. In addition, Heythrop Park Resort provided…

New Augmented Reality App Brings Oxford to Life Like Never Before

England Originals from England’s Historic Cities, has launched its very first app, bringing to life 16 historic destinations in England, including Oxford, using the power of augmented reality (AR). Created by Hex Digital and aimed primarily at international millennials looking to explore England, the app combines emerging technology and powerful storytelling to provide a fun…

Launch of England Originals

Oxford, along with 14 of England’s top-ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together as England Originals as part of the Discover England Fund programme and are previewing their five new, hassle-free, easy to book itineraries

England Originals previews new tours designed to bring more international visitors to Oxford

Quirky historic stories, fun facts and amazingly Instagrammable locations. For the very first time Oxford, along with 14 of England’s top-ranked historic cities and the City of London, have come together as England Originals from England’s Historic Cities* and are previewing their five new, hassle-free, easy to book itineraries. And there’s an exciting twist, new…

Oxford Official Walking Tours Awarded VisitEngland ‘Quality Assured Tour’ Accolade

Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have once again been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘Quality Assured Tour’ accolade.

Experience Oxfordshire announce Dominvs Group as Ambassador

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire is delighted to announce Dominvs Group as the latest edition to the Ambassador collection. Dominvs Group is a hotel, real estate and private equity family owned business which will develop and operate the new Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Oxford City Centre which will be opening…

Experience Oxfordshire Launch new Purely Pubs Walking Tour of the City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16/08/2018 Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have launched an exciting new Purely Pubs Tour of the City. This new tour is a modern twist on a conventional walking tour and a great way to explore the City of Oxford. Ideal for anyone interested in not…

Bob Cotton OBE announced as Inaugural Patron of Experience Oxfordshire

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 05/07/2018 Bob Cotton OBE announced as Inaugural Patron of Experience Oxfordshire On the 5th July 2018, Experience Oxfordshire brought together key businesses and stakeholders from across Oxfordshire to launch their new Patron Scheme, with Bob Cotton OBE stepping up and leading the way as the first announced Patron. The…

Social Media – Staying Protected Partners Seminar

Conferencing partners, Eynsham Hall kindly hosted the Experience Oxfordshire Social Media – Stay Protected Seminar on the morning of Tuesday 19th June. The event presented by Prisca Bradley, Director at Hedges Law covered Social Media and privacy in an employment context. Prisca took the group through the Pros and Cons of Social Media and the…

Experience Oxfordshire win at Oxfordshire Business Awards

The Experience Oxfordshire team were delighted to be announced as winners of the Heart Cultural Events and Tourism Award at the 2018 Oxfordshire Business Awards held at Oxford Brookes University’s Headington Campus on the evening of Friday, 15th June 2018. It was a fantastic celebratory evening for businesses across Oxfordshire with guest host TV presenter…

Experience Oxfordshire Ambassador Dinner 2018

On 12th June, 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 been undertaking as well as debating important issues….

Oxfordshire MPs welcome visitors to Oxfordshire as part of English Tourism Week

Experience Oxfordshire Press Release For immediate release: 24/3/18 Oxfordshire MPs welcome visitors to Oxfordshire as part of English Tourism Week Oxfordshire MPs welcomed visitors to Oxfordshire yesterday 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…

Experience Oxfordshire celebrates English Tourism Week with offers for Oxfordshire residents

Experience Oxfordshire is partnering with tourism businesses across Oxfordshire to offer discounts to residents as part of VisitEngland’s English Tourism Week. The week-long celebration of English tourism runs from the 17th to 25th March with Experience Oxfordshire launching a campaign offering discounts to encourage residents to venture out and enjoy the wonderful array of things…

Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Venue Heythrop Park Resort unveils new Wedding, Banqueting and Conferencing Space.

Experience Oxfordshire Conferencing Partner, Heythrop Park Resort, has announced the launch of their all new event space: The Archery Suite. The new space is a fixed marquee able to accommodate up to 1,000 people and is ideal for banqueting, weddings and conferences all year round. The Archery Suite is fully equipped with Wi-Fi, heating, and…

Experience Oxfordshire appoints Joanna Simons as new Chair of Board

Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for the County, has announced the appointment of Joanna Simons CBE as the new Chair of the Board of Directors, who replaces the current Chair Professor Graham Upton who has held the position for the past five years. Joanna Simons brings a wealth of experience to the Experience Oxfordshire…

Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day

For immediate release: 15/06/17 Dad’s Day Out: 8 great things to do with your Dad in Oxfordshire this Father’s Day With Father’s Day coming, we’ve compiled a list of places to go and fun things to do to give all Dads a great day out this weekend. https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/dads-day-out/ 1. Explore the vintage cars at Cogges…