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Iberia tag 4C 
  April 1, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Week


Madame Tammy Gordon, Community Relations Coordinator at the Port of Delcambre, invites you to the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market this Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival Grounds. The market's new poster is displayed at our welcome center. Check for the latest updates.
Meetings and Events
April 22
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m. at IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!





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  • Madame Linda Horton for serving as an Iberia Parish Tourist Commission At-Large Representative. Madame Linda resigned from the position and it is now open. To apply, please call the Iberia Parish Council Clerk Office at 337-365-8246.



Industry News 
  • The Creole Market cut the ribbon last Saturday at West End Park in New Iberia. The VIP opening bell ringer was Dylan Ratigan, New York Times Best-Selling author, sustainability entrepreneur/advocate and the former host of MSNBC's highest-rated, non-prime time show. The market featured the premiere of the three BestLife Iberia Hydroponic Gardens, the Iberia Community Garden, Heirloom Produce Cooperative and Sugar City Growers Co-Op.  


  • The Iberia Parish Tourist Commission elected its new officers at its monthly meeting on March 25. They are:
Margaret Melancon with winning flower specimens
Madame Margaret Melancon

Madame Darnelle Delcambre
Vice Chairman
Madame Debbi Mitchell Secretary/Treasurer

  • The National Geographic US Goalf Coast Geotourism website is live after a year of work, and with contributions from almost 900 people from throughout the region. It features over 1,600 sites, attractions and businesses highlighting the places most respected and recommended by locals. The app is available to download and the print map is inked. In addition, a permanent Geotourism Stewardship Council, representing us and other stakeholders from the four states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi) has been established, has a strategy for its future, and is in the process of forming a non-profit to continue and expand on the goals of the program.

  • IPAL is sponsoring three benefit performances of "Tuesdays with Morrie" with Vincent Barras and Travis Fontenot. The show will run Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday April 6 at 3 p.m. This two-man show tells the touching and poignant real-life story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor who has contracted Lou Gehrig's Disease.

Tickets for the performances are $10 and will only be available at the door of the Essanee Theater located at 126 Iberia St. in New Iberia. All proceeds from the tickets will be divided among the ALS Society, the Daily Iberian's "Help the Helpers" campaign which benefits ten local non-profit organizations, and area schools with theater programs.


  • We are planning three more media tours:
    • April 2-4, Monsieur Alex Palmer with the New York Daily News.
    • April 14-15, Monsieur Bob Jenkins, a freelance travel writer who works for various publications including Tampa Bay Times, Dallas Morning News, Chicago Tribune, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Miami Herald and San Francisco Chronicle. He also writes for a website called and includes all his pieces on his own website and in his e-books.
    • April 16-17, Miles Media tour to shoot the Louisiana Culinary Trails (Bayou Bounty) video. The project is intended to tell the rich story of Louisiana's culinary culture to potential visitors. The videos will be housed on YouTube and and will be shared via the Louisiana Travel and Louisiana Culinary Trails social media channels. Segments of the final videos may also be featured in the Louisiana Office of Tourism's traditional media campaign.  

Pond at KOC Kapmground in New Iberia
  • KOC Kampground's brand new brochures are in. Come get your copy today at our welcome center! 


Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA/WEB TIP #29: Last week, we told you about using email newsletters/eblasts to promote your business, organization or event. Here are a few local examples:
To make your newsletter easier to share, select the "view in browser," "forward to a friend", and "social media share" options so people can link to it and send to others. You should also include a subscription link/button within the newsletter.

Send us your newsletters and we will share!


  • Have you ever wanted to host a movie premiere? By sponsoring a film, you can bring a great film to your community while helping support the film community in Louisiana! Your donation to the Louisiana International Film Festival will cover the venue, film rental, and staffing costs to present the film. Details 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. 


Iberia in the Media
  • The March issue of Country Roads mentioned TABASCO® (p. 58), "Spamalot" (p. 25) and Shadows' Arts and Crafts Fair (p.20). Check out our ad p. 31. 





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