Iberia tag 4C 
  May 13, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week
Mesdames Fran Thibodeaux, IPCVB's Executive Director; Nelwyn Hebert, At-Large Iberia Parish Tourist Commissioner, and Margaret Melancon, Iberia Parish Tourist Commission's Vice Chairman and Attractions Assoc. Representative; promoted our parish at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center in Butte La Rose last Thursday for National Tourism Week.
Merci Mesdames Lori Hurst and Rhea Cormier with Little River Inn for helping us promote Iberia at the Atchafalaya Welcome Center.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
May 18 - 19
May 25
May 28Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
June 24 - 28
June 28


Industry News
  • This couple came in the center Monday with the dog in the video. They told us about this video they produced for You Tube. Enjoy! 
    God Bless Louisiana
    God Bless Louisiana
  • Do you want to travel to Canada to learn about Acadian ancestry? "Mama" Redell Comeaux Miller, tour coordinator for Acadiana Bayous and Byways, and Mr. Claude Boudreau of Memramcook, Canada, are organizing an Acadian/Cajun Tour for Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. The trip will include flying into Halifax and following the Acadians' historical trail from their arrival from France to their deportation and return to Acadie.  For more information, e-mail
  • The "LA Rider" TV shoot got canceled last week due to weather. We will let you know when it will be rescheduled.
  • We received the Jeanerette Museum's beautiful new rack cards. Come pick one up today at our welcome center!
  • 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
  • Get exposure with the Cajun Country Coupon Book, which is distributed in certified tourist and state welcome centers (see the list here). Our visitors love those coupons! Iberia businesses participating in this program include Bayou Teche Museum, Shadows-on-the-Teche, KONRIKO®, TABASCO®, Jungle Gardens, Jeanerette Museum, Cypremort Charters LLC, Legnon's Boucherie, Meche's Donuts, Jane's Seafood, La Quinta, Days Inn, Clementine's and Landry's of Jeanerette. If you are interested, contact Mike McNemar, 337-365-2179, , ,

  • 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
  • The Delcambre Seafood and Farmers' Market was featured in Louisiana Kitchen and Culture's e-blast last week. The market got canceled last week because of inclement weather and the grand opening has been rescheduled to June 1.
On the Web
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  • Our website's exciting new feature: the trip planner allows visitors to list, print and e-mail the places they plan to visit.
  • The Iberia Parish Recreation Department has a new website. You can also connect with them on Facebook.
Around Louisiana
  • Louisiana is the second best state for retirement, according to a recent article.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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