Iberia tag 4C 
January 28, 2013
Dear Stakeholder,


Hola! Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):


Merci beaucoup Mr. Raymond Buteau, Iberian Ambassador Volunteer! Raymond volunteers every Monday from 1-5 p.m. serving as a visitor specialist. If you or someone you know would like to apply for a volunteer position please contact our office.


Upcoming Meetings and Events

Industry News  

From left, Rita Hille (Germany/Austria/Switzerland), Jody Hanson (UK/Ireland), Mike Prejean (Louisiana), Marina Dupuy-Wedd (France/Belgium/Luxembourg), Joanne Scalamogna (Canada) and Marco Aguilar (Mexico) at Rip Van Winkle Gardens.
  • Mike Prejean, International Sales, Louisiana Office of Tourism (LOT) drove five international LOT sales representatives to the Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit in Lake Charles on Jan. 22. They stopped at Rip Van Winkle Gardens to have lunch and tour the grounds with owner Mike Richard and Céline Alis, IPCVB asst. director of communications. Each LOT representative received gift bags with products donated by TABASCO, KONRIKO and Shadows-on-the-Teche. At the summit, participants gave a presentation on international marketing and explained the ins-and-outs of working in each of their markets to secure business. Their presentations will be posted to the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association's website. They received the Discover Iberia Community Resource Guide. Leads (contact information) will be distributed to stakeholders.


Marketing Opportunities  
  • The IPCVB is an advertiser in the Louisiana Outdoor Adventures Guide published by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Assoc.(LTPA). A representative from LTPA will be working the Louisiana Sportsman's Show March 14-17, 2013 in Gonzales, LA. If you would like to offer giveaways for this show please contact our office. The guide is distributed in Welcome Centers throughout LA, outdoor shows, Certified Folder Display racks and e-Brochure on


  • Are you in the wedding business? The June/July issue of Acadiana Profile will feature weddings and destinations. Click here to request a media kit.
Iberia in the Media     


  • Check out Louisiana Life's advertorial on Iberia Parish (p. 85) and IPCVB's ad (p. 55). Pick up your free Jan./Feb. issue at our visitors center.


  • Louisiana Life featured the photograph of Beki St. Dizier of New Iberia in its "On the Web" section (p. 7).



On the Web
  • Want some fresh seafood straight from the boat? Log on to
    Delcambre Direct Seafood and see what their fishermen have to offer.
Around Louisiana
  • Poverty Point State Historic Site and its ancient mounds in West Carroll Parish are vying for a spot on the World Heritage List that includes such famous sites as the Taj Mahal, Stonehenge and the Grand Canyon. Click here to read the article.
  • Check out the guest editorial of Stan Harris, president and CEO of the Louisiana Restaurant Assoc. in the Jan./Feb. issue of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture (p. 96). Get your complimentary copy at our visitors center.
  • Louisiana Life featured Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's Louisiana music initiative in its new issue (p. 104).

A bientôt ! (See you soon!)



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