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Information centre move a big success

More visitors, more sales and lower costs have all come as a result of moving Witney's Visitor Information Centre from its former location in the High Street to West Oxfordshire District Council’s town centre shop in Welch Way at the end of June.

Sales of souvenirs, maps and guides etc during the busy period between July and September were 50 per cent higher than for the equivalent quarter of 2006.

“Moving the Visitor Information Centre is proving to be a good news story all round,” says Cllr Hilary Biles, Cabinet Member for Leisure & Tourism.

“What is more we have had a pat on the back from Tourism South East, our Regional Tourist Board, who fully support our decision to locate the information centre and the shop together and said it was one of the best combined council services town centre shop they have seen.”

The Town Centre Shop provides information, assistance and payment facilities for a wide range of West Oxfordshire District Council services including housing council tax, benefits, concessionary travel, waste and recycling.

Like its counterparts in Burford and Woodstock, Witney Visitor Information Centre provides information on local attractions and events deals with accommodation bookings and ticket sales and has an extensive range of tourist-related information and literature for people to browse through or take away.

Posted : 19/12/2007 23:02:19

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