Iberia tag 4C 
March 11, 2013
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,


Hola! Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Marti Harrell is the Project Manager for the Iberia Industrial Development Foundation. Marti's initial primary responsibilities include the development, facilitation and management of the new fresh seafood and farmers' markets in Delcambre and New Iberia. Don't forget to stop by the Delcambre Seafood & Farmers' Market this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pick up the market's new rack cards at our welcome center.
Upcoming Meetings and Events

Industry News 

  • A camera crew will come film our area on March 13-16 to make promotional videos for us.
  • Jane Braud with the Main Street Program and president of the Downtown Business Association would like to share the following letter with you concerning the Spring Downtown Artwalk.
  • The Louisiana Office of Tourism budget impacts Iberia Parish! We encourage all tourism stakeholders to follow this link and send a pre-drafted letter to members of the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee asking them to support tourism during the upcoming legislative session. This is a campaign of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association and the Louisiana Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.
  • Merci Patty Williams for bringing the new Gouguenheim brochure to our welcome center. Come pick yours up today!
  • REMINDER: If you need more Discover Iberia Community Resource Guides, please call Acadiana Lifestyle at 337-365-2222.
  • The Secretary of the Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries as administrator of LA's Scenic Rivers System is considering Bayou Teche for inclusion as a designated Historic and Scenic River in LA's Scenic Rivers System. Written comments may be submitted now and will be accepted for a period of five days after the last hearing date. Submit your comments to: Louisiana Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries, Scenic Rivers Program, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898.

        Three public hearings will be held:

    • March 22, 6:30 p.m., St. Mary Parish Library, 100 Charleston Rd., Baldwin

    • March 25, 6:30 p.m., Iberia Parish Library, 445 E. Main St., New Iberia

    • March 26, 6:30 p.m., Arnaudville Civic Center, 291 Guidroz St., Arnaudville

Marketing Opportunities
  • Reserve your ad space in the Fall 2013 edition of the Louisiana Schools Field Trip Guide produced by the Birmingham News. The guide will be mailed directly to evey 3rd through 8th grade classroom teacher in Louisiana. It will provide more than 15,000 teachers with a valuable resource for locating exciting and educational field trip destinations, while offering worthwhile organizations a unique way to promote themselves and reach potential visitors. Advertising rates for the guide include design and full color printing. The IPCVB advertised in the guide's spring edition. Contact our office for more information.
  • Calling all attractions! would like to create a Louisiana attractions page. Showcase your offer for FREE! It's easy, just email the following to

    Logo: jpg file at 300 dpi

    Photo: jpeg format, 300 dpi.

    Offer: 60 words including offer, expiration date, restrictions, number of people admitted per coupon plus tracking code or bar code if you wish.

    Copy: 75 word description

    You will see a proof of your coupon before it goes live.

  • 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 our ad in the March issue of Country Roads magazine (p. 29).
  • The Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival, New Iberia Azalea Trail, Festival of Live Oaks and Shadows-on-the-Teche Arts and Crafts Fair made it into Country Roads' calendar of events (p.15-37).
On the Web
  • New Iberia will be featured today or tomorrow in the travel section of the CNN's website.
  • Our most popular facebook post is a picture of February's featured artist Tim Smith and one of his creations. Congratulations Tim and merci all for following us!
Around Louisiana
  • Did you know that Louisiana consumers spend an estimated $15.1 billion a year on outdoor recreation, supporting 146,000 jobs, generating $4.6 billion in wages and producing $1.1 billion in state and local taxes? Read the article here. 

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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