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Pedicab tours begin in April

Rebel Richsaw pedicabs and Visit Oxford have teamed up to provide historic tours of old Oxford and Ole Miss. (March 20, 2014, Page 1A)

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    Tourism Council reviews audit

    The council went over its annual audit last week which showed the city collected more revenue in food and beverage and hotel taxes than originally expected in 2013. (February 24, 2014, Page 1, 5)

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      Restaurant Week kicks off Monday

      More than 27 restaurants, both fast food and full service, are participating in the first Restaurant Week where diners can vote for their favorite charity. The winning charity will receive $5,000. For more information, go to www.visitoxfordms.com. (January 24, 2014, Page 2A)

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        Tourism head to step down this month

        Tourism Director Mary Kathryn Herrington will end her decade-long career with Oxford tourism at the end of January when she leaves to spend more time with her family. (January 17, 2014, Page 3A)

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          Aldermen to lead Conference Center

          The Oxford Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to take back control of the Oxford Conference Center which has previously been under the umbrella of the Oxford Tourism Council. (November 6, 2013, Page 1)

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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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              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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                    New visitor’s center signs OK

                    The Courthouse Square Historic Preservation Commission approved the signs for two buildings Monday, including signs marking Oxford’s new visitor’s center. (June 4, 2013, Page 3)

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