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Iberia tag 4C 
  Jan. 21, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder,                  
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Wess Robison with Iberia On Tap
Congratulations Monsieur Wess Robison, founder of Iberia On Tap, an organization devoted to making our community a better place to live, work and play. He was awarded the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Civic Service Award and will be honored at the chamber's annual banquet on Jan. 23. On Tap puts together family friendly events, such as Movies in the Park, and co-sponsors the Acadiana Dragon Boat Festival.
Meetings and Events
Jan. 28
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission's meeting, 10:30 a.m.
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Shadows on the teche civil war encampment Merci Madame Catherine Schramm with Shadows-on-the-Teche for sending the press release on the Civil War presentation to be held tonight. 


  • Mesdames Sandra Davis with KONRIKO®, Bettina Kelly with Cajun RVera and Marcia Patout with Bayou Teche Museum, for sending coupons for LTPA's instate marketing campaign.
Industry News
  • Reposez en paix (rest in peace) Madame Ann Galtier of Delcambre who passed away on New Year's eve. Madame Ann worked for Jungle Gardens for many years. We extend our sympathies to her family and friends.

  • Congratulations to the New Iberia City Park Playground Enhancement Project for being awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Daily Iberian.

  • The new rack cards for the Louisiana Gourd Show to be held in April in New Iberia are in! Come get yours today at our welcome center.







  • Many of our visitors want to do swamp tours and Lake Martin offers excellent swamp tour opportunities. If you are interested in helping to protect the nationally significant waterbird rookery, please contact them to join their amazing team of volunteers. Details here.


  • 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.   
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  • The Louisiana Travel Promotion Assoc. will be representing its members including the IPCVB at the Louisiana Sportsman Show March 13-16, 2014. If you are interested in attracting outdoor enthusiasts and would like to participate in the show contact show organizers at you would like to participate in a future show and co-sponsor a booth with the IPCVB please contact our office




  • 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!


  • 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.


Iberia in the Media
  • Flamenco Dancer at El Festival Espanol de Nueva Iberia
    An article in Cooking with Paula Dean mentioned New Iberia's Spanish heritage (Jan./Feb. issue, p. 75).


  • Iberia Parish was well represented in Acadiana Profile's Dec./Jan. issue with a newsbrief (p. 8) and an editorial (p. 72) on Loreauville's New Acadie Project, a feature on New Iberia artist Gwen Voorhies (p. 15), and the inclusion of Clementine's on the "Cozy Cocktails" list (p.31). Get your free copy today at our visitor center.


  • A Night at the Museum was mentioned in Red's Magazine, a Friday publication of the Baton Rouge Advocate, and in Louisiana Kitchen and Culture's e-newsletter and website. The latter also included the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. 


On the Web


Louisiana and Beyond


  • New Orleans is a nominee in the Best Romantic North American Getaway category in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice award contest. Voting ends Monday, Jan. 27 and the winners will be announced on Jan. 29.
    Vote now and vote often! Many of our visitors travel from New Orleans to Iberia for a day trip.


A bientôt (See you soon!)



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