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Iberia tag 4C 
  June 17, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Welcome Monsieur Walter DeRouen with Limousine Etc. to our family of stakeholders!
Upcoming Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Gracias Chris Blanchard for the beautiful LA Sugar Cane Festival pictures.


  • Merci Matt Sceaux with Candlewood for recommending us on Facebook.


Industry News
  • Candice and Matthew Courville with Bayou Land Excursions, a new touring company based in Carencro, brought us their brochures. Come pick one up at our center.


  • The inaugural Farm to Table (F2T) Symposium will be held in New Orleans August 2 - 4, 2013. It will feature the brightest thought leaders and leading practitioners in the burgeoning farm-to-table movement. F2T explores the cultivation, distribution, and consumption of food and drink sourced locally to globally. Topics include farming and aquaculture, fisheries, sustainability, social and digital interactive media, food security and safety, food law and policy, food science and GMO, artisanal and slow food and drink, and fair trade. The symposium takes place in tandem with the Louisiana Restaurant Association's Annual Foodservice & Hospitality EXPO, an event featuring related exhibits and attracting food and beverage professionals from throughout the country. Click here for more.
  • Tour du Teche is sponsoring a youth paddling camp and race. Details here.
  • New Iberia Artist Chestee Harrington will exhibit her work at the LSU Rural Life Museum from June 22 - August 2, 2013. See the press release here.
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Connect with Lovin' Louisiana online, on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube and share you business', organization's or event's pictures. Its free advertising!


  • ATTENTION ACCOMMODATIONS! Send us pictures of your facility and we will promote you in the "Savor our hospitality" section of Iberia's Sweet Picks, our consumer newsletter, which is sent out every Monday.

  • ATTENTION SHOP OWNERS! Send us pictures of items you sell at your store and we will promote you in the shopping section of Iberia Sweet Pics.
  • National Geographic's new geotourism initiative

We announced in the last newsletters the launch of this new initiative featuring online, locally-built travel guides. We would like to share the following comments by Doug Bourgeois with Louisiana Byways at the Louisiana Office of Tourism:


"This is a partnership with the National Geographic Society we funded through FHWA and BP grants. It was developed to showcase -under the National Geographic Society umbrella-authentic experiences along the Gulf Coast----Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. It's not for casinos, chain type restaurants or big box stores. It one of a kind places to stay, eat, shop, visit, etc ---just like what we showcase along our byways. Please nominate sites in your area and pass this along to anyone who think would qualify. Its free! And we want Louisiana to have lots of points on the map."


Like Mr. Bourgeois, we encourage all of you to nominate your business or your favorite place, community organization, local food, etc. in Iberia by clicking here.

Deadline: July 15


Need more details about geotourism? Click here.

For a submission example, click here.

  • We received the following letter from the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center regarding Gulf Seafood and Tourism Promotional Funds.


  • You may be eligible for an Economic Opportunity Fund from the LA Cultural Economy Foundation. The goal of the EOF grant program is to provide small seed grants (max of $2,500) to small cultural nonprofits, cultural businesses and individual cultural workers to create a new stream of income that will be self- sustaining over the long term. Deadline: August 30. Learn more here.


Iberia in the Media
  • Tune in to LPB2 on June 17 at 12 a.m. to watch the Iberia episode of "Go Coast: Louisiana." Details here. The program was initiated by the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition of which we are a member.


  • IPCVB, Rip Van Winkle Gardens, Jungle Gardens, TABASCO® and KONRIKO® puchased a spot on KFDM-TV's Road Trippin segment featuring Iberia. The segment will air on July 4 during the Morning News on KFDM in Beaumont, Texas, and on SETX Live on FOX 4. It will also be posted to Road Trippin' section for a minimum of eight months.


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On the Web

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  • Our shrimp giveaway winner is now on our website.
  • Check out our Meetings and Groups sections on our website, where travel professionals can order planners and find travel services listings. Check your listing and let us know if your business is not listed.
  • Connect with the Delcambre North Pier Marina on Facebook and on the Port of Delcambre's website.


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Around Louisiana
  • What is Atchafalayaking? Read all about how this Boy Scout initiative promotes the environment and tourism.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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