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  Sept. 24, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Madame Gail Garcia, Jeanerette Museum Board Vice Chair and Iberia Parish Tourist Commissioner, invites you to the free South Louisiana Dancehalls History Talk this Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. at the Jeanerette Museum. Information: 337-276-4408,,  and


Meetings and Events
Sept. 24
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Oct. 5-6
Oct. 11-13
Oct. 23


Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Merci Monsieur Mike Richard with Rip Van Winkle Gardens for sending us a picture of the 11-foot long monster at the Live Oak Gardens nursery. The picture went viral on Facebook last week. Both the state and LTPA shared it on social media. Keep sending us pictures and we will share them with the world!


  • Thank you Madame Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambre for sending us pictures of the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market.



Industry News
  • Our BP community relations representative, Gerald Ford, will give an update on BP activities today at 10:30 a.m. at IPCVB's monthly meeting. Here's the list of BP grant recipients in the last award round. IPCVB is a member of the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition, which received $500,000.  


  • Did you know that 43 percent of overseas travelers who have visited our country say they will recommend avoiding a trip to the U.S. because of hassles involving the entry process? Millions of travelers are choosing not to come to the U.S. because our current entry process is often slow and at times confusing, creating an unwelcoming environment for guests visiting the U.S. and negatively impacting our economy. Click here for the full report. Please advocate for this travel issue. 
  • IPCVB is partnering with tour operator Allons à Lafayette to target student tours in Acadiana and around Louisiana. We will include this itinerary in our Iberia Parish Official Group Planner when communicating with schools and youth groups.


  • Café le Jardin is now serving lunch at the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia. Visit their facebook page for daily lunch specials.


  • Monsieur Raymond Pellerin with Tour du Teche asks Iberia merchants and residents to make handmade signs to welcome Tour du Teche to our community from Oct. 4-6. Businesses with electronic signs could display a welcome message. Those who live on the bayou could also place signs on the banks and bridges. You can contact Raymond Pellerin at


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • SOCIAL MEDIA TIP #6: Trust. Keep in mind that people trust peers more than advertisers. 82 percent of travelers trust recommendations from friends and family. Word of mouth pays off. Make sure your customers give you glowing reviews!


  • Many of the Louisiana Office of Tourism travel trade endeavors offer stakeholder buy-in marketing opportunities. Details here. For more information contact our office.




Iberia in the Media
  • The Jeanerette Museum Dancehalls History Talk scheduled for tomorrow was featured in the Daily Advertiser last week.



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  • Missed a newsletter? No problem. Log on to our Iberian silver-keyboard2.jpgAmbassadors page and consult our archive. Password: IberianAmbassador1.


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Louisiana and Beyond
  • Yesterday, Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne introduced the Louisiana Craft Brewery Trail, the latest trail produced for Details here.

  • www-abstract-globe.jpgDid you know that the St. Martinville Acadian Memorial mural depicting the Acadians' arrival in Louisiana had a twin in Nantes, France? Read the story here.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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