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A vision for tourism in Oxford

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Rewley House

1 Wellington Square

Oxford

OX1 2JA

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A panel discussion exploring the pros and cons of tourism and tourists in Oxford.

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Oxford’s many attractions and a vibrant programme of events attract over 8 million visitors a year. They contribute an estimated £873 million to the local economy and provide about 12% of local jobs. But less than 40% of visitors are satisfied with their experience: Oxford is among the lowest-rated of destinations that tourists would consider returning to for a second visit.

Meanwhile, city residents complain of the rising flood of tourists and summer school students, crowded pavements, chaotic parking and coaches choking St Giles. In response to these complaints – including from the Civic Society - the City Council is starting to take action but a vision of what tourism should look like is still lacking.

Following on from the highly popular OCS@50 debates a seven-strong panel chaired by OCS's Chairman Ian Green will present and discuss their views on the issue. There will be ample opportunity for the audience to join in the debate and have their say on what needs to be done to make tourism work better for everyone.

The panel is:

  • Hayley Beer-Gamage (Experience Oxfordshire)
  • Mary Clarkson (City Council Cabinet member for culture and the city centre)
  • Rebecca Hawkins (Responsive Hospitality Partnership)
  • Kurt Janson (Tourism Alliance)
  • Stephen Lusty (York Civic Trust)
  • Mike Naworynsky (Conference Oxford)
  • Phil Southall (Oxford Bus company)

Doors open 7.00pm

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