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  Dec. 10, 2013  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week


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Merci Mesdames Alma "Bebe" Ebel and Sylvia Grabert with the New Iberia Garden Club, and Deputy Kenneth De Rouen and Monsieur Tyler Landry for planting four live oaks at our welcome center last week.
Meetings and Events
Dec. 16
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Board Meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 24
IPCVB, Shadows-on-the-Teche and TABASCO closed
Dec. 25
Joyeux Noël! IPCVB and all Iberia attractions closed
Dec. 31
IPCVB and TABASCO closed
Jan. 1
Bonne Année 2014! IPCVB, Bayou Teche Museum, KONRIKO, Rip Van Winkle Gardens and TABASCO closed.
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Our following tourism partners for donating items for our Facebook photo contest grand prize: 
    • Monsieur Wendell Verret and Madame Tammy Gordon with the Port of Delcambrea gift certificate for two packs of Vermilion Bay Sweet Premium Shrimp
    • Madame Lanae Lopez- Two nights for two at LaQuinta Inn and Suites
    • Iberia Parish Attraction Assoc.- Two VIP passes to all Iberia Parish attractions.  

Industry News


Madame Linda Horton, our Iberian Ambassador Queen on da geaux, rode with the Berry Queens in the New Iberia Christmas Parade last Tuesday.


  • The history department at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette developed a smartphone app that identifies historic places throughout Acadiana. They are seeking suggestions for future content. At this point, Iberia only has one site, Shadows-on-the-Teche, on their website. To nominate a site, please e-mail Dr. Robert Carriker or call him at 337-482-6900.

  • Seven Spanish exchange students spent Thanksgiving in Iberia Parish. Details here.chamber

  • The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce will celebrate its 75th anniversary at its annual banquet on Jan. 23 at the Cade Community Center. Call 337-364-1836 for details.
Kudos to the planners of the Creole, Delcambre and Jeanerette Farmers Markets for offering special Christmas programming. Click on the markets' names for details.




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  • Please send us information on your February tourist-friendly events by Dec. 19. We are compiling the February calendar press release to be sent to the media at the beginning of January. You can check your event listing on our web calendar.


  • Sounds of the Season was featured in Gulf Coast Wave's Dec. 1-8 newsletter. Get exposure too! Submit your event here.


Iberia in the Media


  • Magic on Main made it in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser's Christmas calendar and the Cajun Daughters' Dec. 5 e-newsletter. The event also has an ad in the last issue of Bon Temps (p.23), the official tourism guide of the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission.


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  • The Daily Advertiser recently ran a photo essay, video and article on BiG D's Seafood Douglas Olander of St. Mary Parish catching black drum in the Gulf. 





A bientôt (See you soon!)



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