Experience Oxfordshire, the Destination Management Organisation for Oxfordshire, has further developed its staff training with a familiarisation trip for staff on the Oxford City Sightseeing Bus.

As part of Experience Oxfordshire’s commitment to offer hands on and innovative staff training, the entire team were invited to take part in a familiarisation trip on board the bus this week. They took part on a one hour tour around the city, which includes major attractions like Christ Church College, the Sheldonian Theatre, the Bodleian Libraries and the Oxford Castle, providing insightful commentary about the history of the city.

With the success of the original Hop On Hop Off bus route, City Sightseeing Oxford have introduced an additional route: the Meadows and Bridges Tour. As well as showcasing the beautiful meadows and bridges in Oxford, this route stops at attractions like the Roger Bannister Running track (where Sir Roger Bannister ran the first ever four-minute mile in 1954), Hinksey Park and Folly Bridge. With so much to see and do in the city, this new route is a fantastic addition, showcasing even more of the city’s brilliant attractions, and thus, further allowing visitors and locals to experience what a fantastic place Oxford is to live, work, visit and do business.

Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire said: “Wednesday’s trip with City Sightseeing Oxford was a fantastic opportunity for all members of staff to familiarise themselves with the brand, as well as see the city in a way they might not have done before. To be able to promote a product it is essential to have a first-hand understanding of it. The ream at Experience Oxfordshire came away full of knowledge about the city, and a further understanding of the fantastic service that City Sightseeing Oxford offer that we can promote to our visitors.”

Jane Marshall, the General Manager at City Sightseeing Oxford said: “We are pleased to be able to offer Experience Oxfordshire our bus tour, this is a way to familiarise staff with how our tour works, and how it is designed to offer visitors the option to visit the many places of interest around the city and university. I hope that everyone enjoyed the tour and that they went away happy and able to recommend our tour Oxford’s visitors.”

Experience Oxfordshire Team 2016