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Wide variety of attractions draw visitors

What brings visitors to the Lafayette-Oxford-University community? Editor Don Whitten writes about a pair of out-of-towners who dropped by The Oxford EAGLE office Tuesday; their reason – traveling around learning more about the blues. (June 11, 2014, Page 4)

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    Tourism director wants Mississippi to share its story

    Tourism Director for the MS Development Authority Malcolm White spoke to the Oxford Rotary Club recently about efforts of MDA to share Mississippi’s true story with visitors. (May 8, 2014, Page 5)

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      Visit Oxford promotes Oxford during tourism week

      The folks at Visit Oxford are celebrating Oxford’s tourism and hoping to introduce themselves to the community, again, after its re-branding last year from the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau with a full week of events to celebrate National Tourism Month. For a complete listing of events, see today’s EAGLE. (April 30, 2014, Page 3)

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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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          S.C. firm has interest in OCC

          A South Carolina company has expressed interest in taking over operations of the Oxford Conference Center. (April 4, 2014, Page 1A, 8A)

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            Tourists to get better directions

            Visit Oxford and MDOT are working together to make getting visitors to local attractions and the visitor’s center easier.

              (March 25, 2014, Page 1)

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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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                Keeping tabs on tourists

                New data shows hotel occupancy in Oxford grew by 41 percent so far this compared to 2012. (October 24, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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                  Grants awarded to local nonprofits

                  LOFT, Tourism help fund popular events and services by awarding several grants recently for more than $60K. (September 20, 2013, Page 1A, 8A)

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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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