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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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                New visitor center to open in June

                The Oxford Convention and Visitors Bureau will soon have a new home and a new name and image. (May 23, 2013, Page 1, 5)

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                  Tourism shares goals for 2013

                  One of the goals for the Oxford Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for 2013 will be to marker Oxford tourism independently from the Oxford Conference Center under the brand, “Visit Oxford.” (October 22, 2012, Page 1A, 5A)

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