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Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau

OCVB observes National Tourism Week

While National Tourism Week is a good way to promote tourism around the country, the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau spends each work day throughout the year promoting Oxford in various ways. As part of its recognition, the OCVB will be hosting visitors to Oxford from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at the Skipwith Cottage next to City Hall. Refreshments, including cookies and cake, will be handed out. A special Double Decker historical tour is planned for 3 p.m. See today’s EAGLE for more information. (May 10, 2012, Page 1, 2)

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    Tourism dollars climb

    The number of visitors to Oxford have been increasing rapidly since October, according to figures presented by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at Wednesday’s Oxford Tourism Council meeting. (April 19, 2012, Page 1)

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      Movie set to film in Oxford

      The Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau gave a $5,000 film grant Wednesday night at the request of screen writer Glenn German for an upcoming film, “Admissions,” that will be partly filmed at the University of Mississippi and Oxford, with actor Andy Garcia expected in the lead male role. (January 19, 2012, Page 1)

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        OCVB incomes increase

        After struggling financially for the past couple of years, the Oxford Conference Center is ending 2011 with a 32 percent increase in revenue, according to director Hollis Green. (December 7, 2011, Page 1)

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          Mayhem and Misdirection headed to Oxford

          OXFORD TOWN – In an effort to give back to the L-O-U community, Chick-fil-A is sponsoring what is being billed as the “Family event of the year” this Sunday (April 3) at the Oxford Convention Center. Illusionist Harris III and 321 Improv comedy troupe are scheduled to bring their “Mayhem and Misdirection” tour to town and the public is invited to the family-friendly event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Page 12 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has complete details about the show. (March 31, 2011, Page 12)

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            Tourism Council OKs 2011 grant rules

            The community grant program through the Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau was approved for the upcoming year. Applicants are eligible if the event will promote at least 10 hotel nights, promote the event outside the county and take place between Sept. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011.

             (September 2, 2010, Page 2)

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              Caching in on Oxford’s history

              Oxford’s Convention and Tourism Bureau is hiding buried treasure which could mean extra cash for businesses. Using geocaching the Oxford Convention and Tourism Bureau hopes to attract more visitors to the area. With an estimated 5 geocachers worldwide this treasure hunting activity is a growing area of tourism, and Oxford is ready with 60 hidden caches. (July 26, 2010, Page 1)

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                Tourism Council proposes $100K cut

                The sluggish economy still has its grip on Oxford tourism. With revenues down this year, the Oxford Tourism Council is planning to cut the 2011 budget by $100,000. Director of Tourism Mary-Kathryn Millner said, “we are being cautious and presenting a budget that is more legitimate as opposed to wishful thinking.” (July 22, 2010, Page 5A)

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                  Hotel builder seeks incentives

                  The city is considering a request from local hotelier Chan Patel for some tax breaks and incentives to build an 80-bed hotel next to the Oxford Conference Center. The request is for three items: a tax abatement, sidewalks and landscaping funded by the city, and waiver of one-time city fees, such as electrical connections. (February 4, 2010, Page 1)

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