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Oxford Tourism Council

Festival again a success

Double Decker Coordinator Madison Featherston reported this year’s festival was a success with very few minor complaints and an increase in sales. (May 22, 2014, Page 1, 2)

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    Survey shows need for coordination

    Oxford Tourism Council to get community and university event planners at same table for better coordination of events.

      (April 14, 2014, Page 1,5)

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      Double Decker budget OK’d

      The Oxford Tourim Council recently approved the $215K budget for the upcoming 2014 Double Decker Arts Festival. (November 25, 2013, Page 1A)

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        Visit Oxford plans for future

        With a new name, a new visitor’s center and a new website, Oxford tourism leaders with Visit Oxford have devised new goals for the upcoming fiscal year that focus on marketing Oxford on off-peak weekends. (September 20, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)

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          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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              Some cooks turn nose up at fest’s rules

              Several restaurant owners aren’t not thrilled with the Oxford Tourism Council’s new Double Decker Arts Festival food vendor selection process which is asking for Oxford or Double Decker-related menu items for this year’s event. (March 29, 2013, Page 1A, 10A)

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                Wanted: More visitors, more often

                Local officials and business leaders heard how Oxford could improve its tourism during a presentation of survey results from research conducted recently by Young Strategies, hired by the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau last year to find ways to improve tourism in Oxford. (February 22, 2013, Page 1A)

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                  Tourism Council approves room rebate program

                  The Oxford Tourism Council approved a new room rebate program to help give events and organizations a discount on booking more than 20 room nights in Oxford. (October 18, 2012, Page 3)

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                    Squirrels have expensive tastes

                    The first estimate on repairs of the damage caused by squirrels at the LQC Lamar Home Museum is close to $10K. (July 23, 2012, Page 1)

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