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  Oct. 29, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Year


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Introducing our Iberian Ambassador of the year: Her Highness Queen On da Geaux Linda Horton. She pledged to support and promote tourism during her 2013-2014 reign as Queen of the Berry Queens. We look forward to working with her!


Meetings and Events


Gracias, merci, thank you!


Industry News
  • National Oilwell Varco will develop a $23 million drilling technology facility in New Iberia. The new facility will create 80 new direct jobs with an average salary of $60,000 per year, plus benefits... more.


  • Domestic travelers spent $43.33 million in Iberia Parish in 2012, according to a new study by the US Travel Assoc. on the impact of tourism on Louisiana parishes (p. 29). Get the full report here.
  • The Christmas in Louisiana Brochures are in! Pick up your complimentary copy at our welcome center. 
  • Volunteers are needed for two Shadows-on-the-Teche events. If you can help, please contact Annie Delcarpio Barras ASAP at
    or message her on Facebook
    The first is the Shadows Civil War enactment school day on Nov. 1. They are looking for one or two people to show kids how to dance the Virginia reel. The helpers do not have to be professionals and do not need to know it beforehand. It apparently is very easy. They would be needed from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

    The second event is the Children's Gingerbread Tea on Dec. 8 from 1-3 p.m. They are looking for students to help with Christmas caroling and to dress up as some Christmas characters.
  • The Grand Marais Mardi Gras Assoc. is looking for judges for its Southern Soulfood Showdown and Mardi Gras costumes contest. Contact Tina Olivier,, 337-339-8654.
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA TIP #11: Relevance. The content you post on social media needs to be relevant to your audience's needs. You will know about their needs by social media monitoring, that is listening to what they say about you online.


  • Do you want to attract entertainment professionals? Make sure to list your business in Lafayette's Entertainment Initiative Database, where out-of-town and local entertainment industry professionals come to find crew, support services and talent.
Iberia in the Media
  • Café Jefferson's gumbo figures on Louisiana Cookin's "Top 10 Picks in Gumbo Nation" (p. 77). Our November events are also listed p. 91-92. Pick up your FREE November/December issue at our welcome center.


  • The Loreauville Tailgating Cookoff was in Louisiana Cookin's Oct. 18 e-newsletter and The Daily Iberian.



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A bientôt (See you soon!)



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