Iberia tag 4C 
March 25, 2013
 Dear Tourism Stakeholder,


Joyeuses Pâques (Happy Easter)! Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week

La Quinta's Inn & Suites of New Iberia's family: from left, Renee Bishop, Housekeeping Attendant; Debby Segura, Housekeeping Attendant; Tammy Cole, Front Desk Clerk; Lanae Lopez, General Manager; Yvonne Rue, Housekeeping Supervisor;

Sommeron Walker, Housekeeping Attendant.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Industry News  

  • Jungle Gardens is now offering annual VIP membership. Single $40, Double $75.00, and Family of 4 $95.00. Grandparents can take advantage of the family membership and bring any two grandchildren. For applications, call 337-369-6243, e-mail or send them a message on facebook.
  • Pearl House on Admiral Doyle in New Iberia is a new Chinese and Japanese restaurant. Connect with them on facebook.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • New Iberia and Avery Island were featured in the Louisiana fly-drive section of the Deep South USA Guide published in UK/Ireland.
On the Web
  • Vermilion Bay Sweet Shrimps will be featured at Feast of Fields, a gastronomic gala to be held on April 12 in Baton Rouge. Click here to learn more. Sign up for Delcambre Direct's newsletter to get fresh catch news from the port.
Around Louisiana
  • Did you know that Louisiana has 75 - 80% share of the alligator market in the United States? Click here for more gator economics from the LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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