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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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            Letters to the Editor

            Brandon Presley writes to urge those who oppose allowing nuclear waste from other states to be dumped in Mississippi to contact their government officials. (September 4, 2013, Page 4)

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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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                Vacation’s destination is all in the mind

                Vacations are basically one of two things – a time to relax or a time to explore and interact with new things and places. News Editor Jonathan Scott and his family opted for the second type of vacation this summer as they spent time in both New York City and Montreal, Canada. (August 1, 2013, Page 4)

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                  Cold beer – To be or not to be

                  It remains to be seen which of several options could be adopted, but it does appear that beer sales laws are about to change in Oxford. Staff Writer Melanie Addington urges aldermen to consider one more change at the same time – allowing restaurants and bars to sell alcoholic beverages on all Sundays. (July 25, 2013, Page 4)

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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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