Iberia tag 4C 
  May 6, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week

Monsieur John Chauvin is the new president of Cruisin Cajun Country, a non-profit organization that donates funds to Habitat for Humanity. Their 5th Annual Cruisin Cajun Country Cruise In will be held May 16 - 18.

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Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, Merci, Thank you!
  • Merci TABASCO® and KONRIKO® for products donated for the hospitality bags for the City of New Iberia and Lafayette International Center Haitian tour group. Mayor Hilda Curry welcomed the group at City Hall in New Iberia and hosted lunch at Landry's Restaurant. The group toured Shadows-on-the-Teche and TABASCO®.
  • Merci Ramada for providing two complimentary rooms for the "LA Rider" TV crew last week and merci to all our wonderful attractions that make this possible! "LA Rider" is the only weekly TV travel show on Louisiana. It will feature Iberia Parish in the upcoming spring-summer season to 22 million subscribers in 12 southern states from Mexico to Georgia on the FOX Sports South and FOX Sports South networks. The video will air every Sunday at 9 a.m. (Eastern) from May 5 to August 18 with rebroadcasts on Fridays and Saturdays at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern). The video will also be posted on social media and Iberia Parish will get a banner ad on and sponsor listing on
Industry News



  May 4 - 12



We will be promoting our tourism partners and Iberia Parish on May 9 at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center for National Tourism Week. We invite you to come to the welcome center at I-10 Exit 121 in Butte La Rose to promote our parish and see interactive exhibits and travel information on the entire state.  

  • We spotted the Sun City Texas Community Assoc. Tour on April 18 in New Iberia. They toured Iberia Parish and had lunch at Bon Creole.













  • Welcome Sandy Bourque, Ramada/Holiday Inn's new sales manager, and Matthew Sceaux, Candlewood's new sales director!
  • We just received the Jeanerette Museum's beautiful new rack cards. Come pick one up today at our welcome center!
  • Brenda Comeaux Trahan is promoting/marketing the France Acadian Heritage Tour for "Novacadie Tours" from Nova Scotia. Click here for more information.
  • The Louisiana Office of Tourism's 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.
Marketing Opportunities
  • 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.
  • 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.
Iberia in the Media
  • Louisiana Kitchen and Culture magazine features Paul Mclhenny in its May/June issue (p. 79).
  •  Louisiana Life magazine's May/June issue mentions TABASCO®, Jungle Gardens and Avery Island on p.62. View our ad on p.55 and our editorial p. 64.
On the Web
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Around Louisiana
  • Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne announced last week at a press conference that 2012 shattered previous tourism records, including pre-Katrina years. Louisiana attracted 26.3 million visitors in 2012, resulting in $10.7 billion in total visitor spending. The $665 million in state tax revenue generated through domestic and international visitors represents a more than 26-to-1 return on investment of state funding. One in 10 Louisiana jobs depends on the tourism industry, which is the sixth largest employment sector in the state, Dardenne said. Click here for the latest statistics on the impact of tourism in Louisiana. 
  • New Orleans tourism promoters are launching a new national advertising campaign today, which will benefit New Orleans and Cajun Country. Get the details.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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