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June 3, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week
Delcambre Port Commissioner Mike Reeser, Port Director Wendell Verret and Port Community Relations Coordinator Tammy Gordon invite you to join them at the last Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market of the season this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Delcambre Shrimp Festival grounds. The market will resume Sept. 6 with the grand opening of the new market pavilion. Stay tuned!
Meetings and Events
June 24
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m. IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Jefferson Island Rip Van winkle Gardens for providing a complimentary meeting space for the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition May meeting.

  • All our partners who sent us their changes for the 2014-2015 visitor guide. Remember the deadline is June 16!

Industry News 
  • Congratulations to Landry's of New Iberia for earning a Travel Advisor Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row! Details here.
  • Welcome Madame Phaedra Perkins, the new president of the Jeanerette Chamber of Commerce.

  • Congratulations to Architect Paul Allain for earning an architecture award from the Lafayette Independent's INDesign 2014 competition for his design of the Iberia Parish Career Center at the Acadiana Regional Airport in New Iberia. Details here.



  • Past and upcoming familiarization tours in our area:
    • Funway Holidays/Marc Travel Company from London - May 23
    • Maison des Etats-Unis, a tour wholesaler from Paris, France - May 24
    • Iwanowski, the most popular guide book in Germany - June 4 
    • Juliette & Victor Magazine from Belgium - June 22


  • Our following partners are offering summer camps. Click for details:


  • The site of a former contaminated abandoned lot on Duperier St. in New Iberia was converted to a public green space. Details here. The story aired on KADN Fox 15 news May 27 at 9 p.m.
  • plane.jpg Acadiana Regional Airport was recently selected as a Cleco SmartSite. Details here.  
  • To celebrate American Wetlands Month, the America's WETLAND Foundation has launched its latest GAME ON! television ad calling for teamwork to save Louisiana's vanishing coast. The new ad, which will run throughout Southeast Louisiana, features the Rainey Conservation Alliance, formed more than a century ago when two Louisiana families - the McIlhennys and the Raineys - began working with the National Audubon Society. Learn more here.
  • Are you going to
    Congrès Mondial Acadien in Maine, New Brunswick and Quebec 
    this August? Awesome Adventures/Unique Destinations can take you there! Details 
Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • Like us on FacebookSOCIAL MEDIA/WEB TIP #33: Register here for the free "Join the Geotourism Conversation: Social Tips and Tricks" webinar offered by the US Gulf Coast Geotourism Program on June 11 at 1 p.m.

  • Jefferson Parish will host the Lt. Governor's Tourism Summit August 26-28, 2014 and is looking for donations for the silent auction. The summit will feature travel advisors from around Louisiana and will give you the opportunity to showcase your organization/business. IPCVB will make an auction item with Iberia Parish products. To participate, you can bring the item to our office or contact us for pickup. dicrg



Submit your listing information by June 16 for our 2014-2015 visitor guide, the Discover Iberia Community Resource Guide to be published in August.


We use the same listings in the guide and on our website. Please review your listing on our website and send us your changes. If you are not listed, please send us your information.

You can find your listing by clicking on the appropriate category (for ie. where to stay/B&B) or by using the search box at the top right hand corner of any page. Events are listed on our calendar of eventsjulyevents


  • News From IPCVB is going bi-monthly (first and third Tuesday of the month) and Iberia Sweet Pics will be sent out monthly (first Monday of the month). Please submit your material for both newsletters by noon on the Thursday before publication. 
  • Re-development Incentive Grant Applications for 2014-2015 are now available. Louisiana Main Street Redevelopment Incentive Grants encourage economic development through community reinvestment and revitalization by providing matching funds support for the redevelopment of historic downtown commercial properties in order to foster renewed interest in shopping, working, living downtown, and cultural tourism development by providing final support for the restoration and redevelopment (using historic preservation practices) of historic downtown commercial properties. Deadline: June 12, 2014. Details here.
Iberia in the Media


  • TABASCO® is featured in Louisiana Life's May/June issue (p. 8). Read the article here or pick up your free copy today at our welcome center!

On the Web

Louisiana and Beyond
  • Do you like to fish? Click here to see the latest fishing press release by the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition of which IPCVB is a member.

  • Louisiana State Parks are now taking online reservations thanks to a new website. See it 

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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