Oxford Official Walking Tours Awarded VisitEngland ‘Quality Assured Tour’ Accolade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 17/09/2018
Oxford Official Walking Tours, which are run and managed by Experience Oxfordshire, have once again been awarded VisitEngland’s ‘Quality Assured Tour’ accolade.
The accreditation provides visitors the assurance of an endorsement by the adjudicator of the national standard for permanently established tourist attractions. The assessment judged various sections of Oxford Official Walking Tours including the initial welcome, general presentation, storytelling and staff efficiency.
Oxford Official Walking Tours scored an incredible 90% during the 2018 assessment and so are nominated for the Best Told Story Accolade once again, and this year also for the VisitEngland Quality Gold Accolade. The results of those accolades are to be announced shortly.
Hayley Beer-Gamage, CEO of Experience Oxfordshire said:
“This accreditation reflects our aspiration of providing excellent, educational and entertaining walking tours. The team have worked extremely hard in conjunction with the Oxford Guild of Guides to continually develop our walking tours offer and we pride ourselves in delivering an exceptionally high level of customer service at all points of the tour: From the booking, to the welcome you receive at the Oxford Visitor Information Centre at the start of the tour and throughout the whole tour experience itself. I am extremely proud of all of the team that have worked to achieve this accreditation and we look forward to welcoming more visitors to enjoy these fantastic tours.”
NOTES TO THE EDITOR:
Oxford Official Walking Tours
Our tours are a fun and informative way to learn about Oxford’s history, visit the University of Oxford and explore the filming locations used in Harry Potter and Inspector Morse, Lewis and Endeavour. All Oxford Official Walking Tours are led by professionally trained green and blue badge guides.
The official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We are the trading arm of the parent charity, the Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, and are a not-for-profit partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great place to live, work and do business.
VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme
The scheme represents a wide range of tourism experiences across England, from museums and galleries, farm attractions, historic houses and gardens to churches, cathedrals and country parks. They are supported by a network of highly trained assessors who advise on improving and promoting the quality, accessibility and sustainability of their offer.
Photo Credits: All photos courtesy of Experience Oxfordshire.
Link to hi-res photos: EO Press Folder
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