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Iberia tag 4C 
  Sept. 10, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week
Merci Madame Trudie Bryant, Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association Volunteer, for bringing us the festival's new poster. The association is gearing up for the festival to be held Sept. 25-29 in New Iberia. For the latest updates, visit and
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Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Thank you Madame Alaina Hebert Segura with the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce for sending us the Gumbo Cook-off press release. add link to pr
  • Merci Monsieur Ronald Landry for sending us information on the Lydia Cajun Food Fest. add link to pr
  • Gracias Madame Gail Garcia for sending us the flyer for Jeanerette Museum Day Live.
Industry News
  • Watch Rip Van Winkle Gardens' brand new video featured on their Youtube channel.
     Jefferson Island Video
  • Check out the editorial on the Delcambre Shrimp Festival in the Fall issue of Bon Temps, the official tourism guide and response piece of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission (p. 12). Pick up your copy at our welcome center.


  • The New Iberia Main Street Program and Downtown Business Association invite artists and businesses to participate in the Fall Downtown Artwalk to be held on Oct. 19. Details here.


  • The Jeanerette Museum has booth space available for artists and crafters for its Museum Day Live event to be held Oct. 19. Details here.


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • SOCIAL MEDIA TIP #4: Find your audience. In addition to inviting everyone you know to your social media channels, you can build your audience by searching for keywords related to what you offer in Twitter Search. Follow the users interested in your topic and start a conversation by twitting to them or sending direct messages. You can then invite them to follow you on other channels.
  • Kudos to the Iberia Performing Arts League for promoting their latest play "The Cemetery Club" on and FacebookEvents. Both websites are popular, FREE marketing tools for event planners, according to social media expert Doug Motel, who led the ElearningU webinar we attended last week. Motel also recommended using and uploading events to community and newspapers' online calendars. IPCVB uploads Iberia Parish events to online event calendars for, and
  • Advertise with Group Tour magazine's Culinary Planning Guide. The guide targets the culinary group tour market. McIlhenny is featured in the 2013 guide (p. 12). For more information contact our office.
  • The Louisiana Historical Marker program commemorates facts, people, events and places prominently identified with the history of the nation, state, or region. Historical markers are privately sponsored and funded. Any individual or group may nominate a location or occasion of historical interest for historical marker commemoration. Deadline: Nov. 6. For more information, click here or contact Lynne Coxwell at 225.342.2876,

  • Advertise with Travelhost South Louisiana. Here's a link to their new marketing blog. The magazine is working on a one-time special French edition, which will be distributed in Canada, France and Belgium. Pick up the new Fall issue at our welcome center and check out our ads (p. 4 and 13) and Sam Irwin's article on the Sugar Cane Festival (p. 62).
  • Pride Vacation is looking for door prizes for its grand opening on Sept. 30. The Mississippi based travel agency bought out Raphael Travel so they will now have a Louisiana Office. To contribute a prize, please contact our office.


  • We are looking for prizes for the Southeastern Outdoor Press Assoc. Conference in Lake Charles, the Dallas Travel & Adventure Show and the LA Sportsman Show in Gonzales. Giveaways can include, a trip, fishing excursion, food product, gift basket etc. IPCVB is a sponsor of the Louisiana Outdoor Adventures Guide at the Silver level with a ¼ page ad and 3 photo listings. The guide is given out at the shows and people register for prizes.  LTPA just participated in the Forest Lake Wood show in Shreveport, which was similar to the Bass Masters Show. TABASCO minis donated by McIlhenny Co. were a hit! The guides are available at our welcome center. To contribute a prize, please contact our office.


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  • Could the Atchafalaya Basin become a popular eco-tourism destination? Find out more.


A bientôt (See you soon!)



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