April 28, 2014


For Immediate Release

Contact: CÚline Alis

(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742 

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Cami Geisman
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne to visit
Iberia for National Tourism Week
WHAT: Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne is hosting a news conference at the New Iberia's TABASCO«/McIlhenny on Avery Island as part of a statewide tour celebrating National Tourism week. The purpose of the tour is to create awareness about the tourism industry and the record setting economic impact it has on the state under Lt. Governor Dardenne's leadership. McIlhenny Vice President of Administrations Cecil Hymel will also speak during the press conference along with local elected officials.

Lt. Governor Dardenne will travel in a mini coach wrapped in Louisiana Travel's latest tourism campaign and statistics. He will be updating his Twitter and Facebook with his experiences from the road through @JayDardenne and with U.S. Travel's National Tourism Week hashtag #TravelEffect as well as Louisiana Travel's hashtag #OnlyLouisiana.

WHEN: May 9, 2014 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: TABASCO«/McIlhenny, Highway 329, Avery Island

NOTE: Media are encouraged to attend. Lt. Governor Dardenne will be available for interviews before or after the news conference. 


The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


For more information on parish events and tourism assets, call the Iberia Parish Convention and Visitors Bureau at 337-365-1540 or visit

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