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2 percent food and beverage sale tax

Tourism tax numbers increase in June

As parents and students came from all over to visit the University of Mississippi during orientation this year, they stayed in hotels and dined in Oxford’s restaurants, making the 2 percent tourism tax totals climb during the month of June.  Tourism Manager Mary Allyn Hedges presented the figures for the hotel/motel tax and 2 percent food and beverage tax for the month of June during Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (August 22, 2013, Page 1,2)

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    Tourism seeks more ad funds

    The Oxford Tourism Council made a motion of support Wednesday during its regular for Visit Oxford in its quest to gain $100,000 in its budget for advertising to promote tourism. Also during the meeting, numbers were presented that showed the 2 percent food and beverage tax and the hotel/motel tax hit record highs in April. (July 18, 2013, Page 1)

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      Tourism shares goals for 2013

      One of the goals for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for 2013 will be to marker Oxford tourism independently from the Oxford Conference Center under the brand, “Visit Oxford.” (October 22, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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        Tourism funds continue to climb

        Oxford tourism-related taxes continue to reach record levels with April’s hotel and food and beverage tax hitting another all-time high, according to figures presented at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (July 19, 2012, Page 1)

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          City to review arts festival

          The Oxford Tourism Council plans to sit down in the near future and evaluate Oxford’s popular Double Decker Arts Festival and brainstorm ways to make it better and see if there any changes to be made, like going back to a one-day event or keep it a two-day event. During a meeting Wednesday, the council reported this year’s festival ended with a $22,000 profit. Also during the meeting, it was reported tax numbers continue to rise. (June 21, 2012, Page 1)

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