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  March 18, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Louisiana Administration of Tax Administrators Conference Planner Patrick Segura
Merci Monsieur Patrick Segura with the Iberia Parish School Board's Sales Tax Department for bringing the Louisiana Association of Tax Administrators Conference to the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia last week.
Meetings and Events
March 25
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission's Meeting, 10:30 p.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!

Madame Pat Kahle - Shadows-on-the-Teche

Madame Jane Braud - New Iberia Main Street Program 

Madame Cathy Indest - Iberia Cultural Resources Assoc.

Madame et Monsieur Lori and Richard Hurst - Little River Inn

Monsieur Howard Kingston- Books Along the Teche 


Industry News 
We took Miles Media's creative team on a FAM tour last Wednesday. Miles Media is the agency handling web content (LouisianaTravel.comand the Louisiana Inspiration Guide (tour guide) for the Louisiana Office of Tourism. They are pictured at Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens: from left, Shelly Benson, editor; HernŠn Sosa, art director, and Theresa Overby, content director. 


  • RIP Madame Esther Polk Noah. She was a cafeteria manager with the Iberia Parish school system and volunteered for years as a travel counselor at our welcome center. We extend our sympathies to her family and friends. 
  • Welcome Madame Tasha Dugas, the new marketing representative at Jefferson Island Rip Van Winkle Gardens! You can reach her at 337-380-03446,


  • Welcome Madame Tarina MacNichol, the new assistant general manager at the Ramada Conference Center! You can reach her at 337-367-1201,  routard


  • We will provide a FAM tour and lunch to two writers with Le Guide du Routard on March 20. They are touring our area to update Le Routard, which is the #1 travel guide in France (the French equivalent of Fodor's and Frommer's guides). 30,000 copies of the "Louisiana and Southern cities" guides are sold every year and many of our French visitors mention it. The guide is aimed at advertising to travelers on good places/hotels/activities, to ensure that their experience is optimal.  

  • The Cajun RVera is set to open on March 28. Check out their website and pictures of the pool on their Facebook
  • Last Friday, Eugenie Mitchell with the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission toured our area with Neil Jones, the Louisiana Office of Tourism's new Louisiana representative in the UK. Click here to see their itinerary.
  • We treated these lucky visitors from Houston, TX to a sweet taste of Iberia from A Cake to Remember for National Pi Day last Friday.



Of course, we had to have a bite too...


Marketing & Funding Opportunities

  • SOCIAL MEDIA TIP #27: If you use Instagram, download the InstaQuote App ( It allows you to add text to your pictures. That kind of content is shared a lot on Instagram and Facebook.  Mayevents


  • ATTENTION ACCOMMODATIONS: Get your customers to review your property on website like TripAdvisor. Research shows that prospective guests read at least 6 reviews before booking. Read the article here.


  • Is your business a member of the Certified Folder brochure distribution program? You, your employees and dependents could qualify for the Anne Marie Fearn Memorial Scholarship. Deadline: April 30, 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
  • Check out our progress report in the March issue of Acadiana Lifestyle (p. 50). Pick up your free copy at our center today! hometown


New Iberia Main Street Logo
  • Hometown Productions will produce a 20 minute segment that will showcase New Iberia Main Street area tourism assets. The segment will air on the Louisiana Hometown Network, which reaches 99% of Louisiana's population through a weekly one hour television broadcast. Interviews covered the history, revitalization efforts and showcased the shops, restaurants, events and attractions connected to the Main Street area. We'll announce the spring air dates in an upcoming newsletter. 
  • IPAL's "Spamalot" was featured in Country Roads magazine's website and latest newsletter.

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