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Iberia tag 4C 
  Jan. 14, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Madame Tanya Scott, part time staff at the Bayou Teche Museum, invites you to the museum's annual gala, A Night at the Museum, this Thursday. Details here.
Meetings and Events
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Our following tourism partners for the sweet holiday treats: 
    • Monsieur Reagan Pierre and Madame Pam Demint Broussard
      with Candlewood Suites
    •  Madame Mildred Broussard with KOC Kampground

George Rodrigue
  • Madame Alaina Hebert Segura with the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce for sending the press release on George Rodrigue.


  • Mesdames et Messieurs Callie Borne, Beau Beaullieu, Wess Robison, Phyllis Mata, Bo Belanger, Freddie Decourt, Paul Schexnayder, Mike Wattigny, Jenny Minvielle, Cathy Breaux and Jerome Webber for decorating the gazebo at Bouligny Plaza in honor of George Rodrigue. Merci Monsieur Wess Robison for sending the pictures.

Industry News
  • Reposez en paix (rest in peace) Monsieur George Rodrigue of New Iberia. We extend our sympathies to his family and friends.


Monsieur Jason Devillier with the Iberia Parish Airport Authority sent us this picture of "Blue Dog Come Home Dad" painted by artist Rocky Perkins in memory of George Rodrigue, his colleague and competitor. 


  • The Iberia Performing Arts League will hold its annual fundraiser, Broadway, Bites and Bubblies, on Feb. 8, 2014 at the home of Tommy and Mary Carol LeBlanc (25 Shadows Bend, New Iberia). All of their "Guest Chefs" are planning a wonderful evening. The tickets are $50 each and include food, drink and entertainment for the evening. Tickets are selling fast so if you want to purchase tickets please call or text Maggie Simon at 337-658-0222 or email


  • Les Ruches (French for "beehives") is a new furniture store located at 301 A W. St. Peter St. in New Iberia. Check them out and connect with them on Facebook.
Les ruches furniture store chair


  • Acadiana Bayous and Byways is offering a 12 days/11 nights trip to the Acadians' homelands on Aug. 9-20, 2014. The tour includes Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine. Participants will learn about Acadian history and spend the last three days at Congrès Mondial Acadien. The $3,700 fee includes air fare, lodging, admission to attractions, transportation and some meals. For more information, contact Madame Redell Miller at or 337-258-5303.   
  • Shadows-on-the-Teche adopted the following schedule for January: open to the general public Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Last tour at 4:15 p.m. Open for tour groups with advance reservation Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.      
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  • Please send us information on your March tourist-friendly events by Jan. 24. We are compiling the March calendar press release to be sent to the media at the beginning of February. You can check your event listing on our web calendar.


  • We are looking for door prizes or a trip getaway for two LTPA shows to be held next month, Florida Snowbird Extravaganza and LA Travel & Adventure Show. 
    LTPA will be working booths at these consumer shows and distributing the culinary tabloid (see our ad here). Please contact our office if you can offer something for these shows. Merci!


  • IPCVB is promoting Iberia Parish to group planners through the Louisiana Tourism Promotion Assoc. in the following publications:
  • Group Travel Annual Directory, the number one circulated print product and visited website in the group travel market. IPCVB bought a half page ad, a full page of editorial and a full webpage showcase.
  • Leisure Group Travel America's leading group travel publication and website. IPCVB bought a half page ad and a feature article.
Both programs include an online account for leads, which IPCVB has been distributing to our lead recipients. We respond to each lead with the electronic Iberia Parish Group Planner. Are you connecting with these tour operators?
Iberia in the Media
  • Country Roads magazine published an article on Delcambre Direct in its January issue.


  • Monsieur Phanat Xanamane with Envision da Berry was featured in the Lafayette Daily Advertiser last week. 


  • TABASCO® and Avery Island were mentioned in Metrothe world's largest free newspaper and the third biggest newspaper in the UK.  


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