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Iberia tag 4C 
  March 11, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, Joyeux Mardi Gras!               
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Congratulations Mademoiselle Aimée Cormier, IPCVB's intern and graphic designer for winning the Student Gold Addy Award in the collateral poster category at the 2014 American Advertising Federation Acadiana Awards Banquet last month.
Meetings and Events
March 25
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission's Meeting, 10:30 p.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Monsieur Doc Voorhies for the pictures of "Spamalot." 
  • Madame Sandy Bourque for the Ramada Conference Center's pictures.
  • Madame Tammy Gordon for the Delcambre market spring and fall dates (see our web calendar).
Industry News
  • We have contracted with Hometown Productions to produce a 20 minute segment featuring New Iberia Main Street for the Louisiana Main Street Road Show, which will feature main streets statewide. The film team will gather interviews on history, revitalization efforts and showcase the different shops, restaurants and attractions connected to Main Street on March 11 and 12
  • We now have free Wi-Fi at our welcome center!
  • Mobile devices continue their rise as a source of travel information (both before and after travel), but a similar percentage of travelers (45%) are still using print as a source of information, according to the State of the American Traveler's Report, Destination Analysts' leading study of US leisure travelers. Published every six months, the report reviews the travel intentions, interests, visitor behavior and media usage of American travelers. Click here to see a summary and/or watch last week's webinar on the report.
  • Our brand new Historic Main Street Walking Tour brochures are in. Come get your copy today!
  • A & E Gallery will feature artist Jay Duhe at the New Iberia Downtown Artwalk on April 19. All 20 artist members will also exhibit new work. There will be a meet the artist/wine & cheese reception from 5-7 p.m. The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. that Saturday. Contact: Paul Schexnayder, 337-321-1956.
  • The Iberia Performing Arts League will hold auditions for its spring play, "Wait until Dark," on March 15 from 2-4 p.m. and Monday, March 17 from 6-8 p.m. at the Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia Street in New Iberia. Details hereaande
Marketing & Funding Opportunities

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  • SOCIAL MEDIA TIP #26: According to social media expert Ernest Barbaric, you don't need a mobile app if you ask your web designer to make your website adaptable to the size of any device.  Mayevents



  • Attention artists, musicians and cultural workers! Showcase your work in:
    • Cultural Connections newsletter, the source for information and resources from the Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation.   

  • Apply for the Louisiana Office of Tourism's Competitive Grant Program, which aims at encouraging and supporting marketing of tourism events that will attract and retain visitors to the state and positively impact our tourism industry. Applications are due Friday, March 14, 2014.cultureawards

  • IPCVB will draft letters of support for Iberia Parish nominations to the Louisiana Culture Awards to be awarded this coming April. There are major categories for Historic Preservation and Main Street. You may submit as many different nominations as you would like. Deadline: March 26, 2014. Details here.


Iberia in the Media



On the Web

  • Our farmers markets were featured on the blog of Lafayette's Independent Monthly last week.

Louisiana and Beyond
  • US tour operators report that in 2014 they are finally on track to break the record passenger loads of 2007 and 2008, the benchmark years before the recession hijacked growth. Details here.  



A bientôt (See you soon!)



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