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Iberia tag 4C 
                                       
June 17, 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
  
Iberian Ambassadors of the Week
                         
Monsieur Nathan Trahan is the new general manager at La Quinta Inn & Suites, and Madame Lanae Lopez is the new general manager at the Ramada Conference Center in New Iberia. Congratulations!

Meetings and Events
June 20
Deadline to Submit August Events to IPCVB
  
June 24
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
  
Aug. 8-24
  
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • Jefferson Island Rip Van winkle Gardens B&B for hosting the Belgian journalists with the Juliette & Victor Magazine media tour, and Jungle Gardens for providing free admission.



  • All our partners who sent us their changes for the 2014-2015 visitor guide. 

Industry News 
  • We are saddened by the news of Monsieur Caesar Comeaux's passing on May 28, 2014. A former Iberia Parish Councilman, Monsieur Caesar used to volunteer on Wednesdays at our welcome center and we feel "richer" to have known him and worked with him. We extend our sympathies to Monsieur Caesar's family and friends. 

 

 
 
 
  • Recent and upcoming familiarization tours in our area:
    • Louisiana Office of Tourism Canadian Press Tour - June 16 
    • Juliette & Victor Magazine from Belgium - June 22

 

 

  • Congratulations to our 11 partners who earned a Travel Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Learn more.

 

 
 
 
  • Our brand new French brochures are in. Come get your copy today!

 

 

 
  • A&E Gallery will host a poetry/book signing night on June 21. Learn more.

 

  • The Iberia Performing Arts League has started its membership and season ticket drive for 2014-2015. Click here for details and forms.
  • Acadiana LifeStyle will be building Little Free Libraries, one for each of the five parishes they cover, within the coming weeks. They would like to kick their funding pledges up to $500 to ensure that the libraries are well-stocked and taken care of. The possible pledge amounts go from $1 to whatever the backer is willing to spend. A $50 pledge is considered a sponsorship. For donations and for more information, visit the campaign's website, read the LifeStyle article or call 337-365-2222.  
  • Our following partners are offering summer camps. Click for details:

 

Marketing & Funding Opportunities
  • 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

 

  • More and more travelers rely on TripAdvisor reviews when making travel decisions. Add a Trip Advisor widget to your website to show your ratings, or encourage your customers to review your business, among others. Details here.

 

 

Iberia in the Media
  •  Shadows on the Teche was featured on LPB on June 7-8. Watch the episode (#110) here. Shadows is in the Louisiana Treasures piece towards the end of the show at 18:20, in between the segment on the man who does rawhide braiding and the last piece on a glassblower.

 

  • The TABASCO® Food Tour was mentioned in the Daily Advertiser. Read the article here. It was also included in Louisiana Cookin's newsletter. 

  • A Country Roads magazine writer included James Lee Burke's New Iberia in her article, "Literary Pilgrimages in the South." Read it here.

  • IPAL's "Wait until Dark" play was recently featured on KATC. Watch the video here. It was also included in Herman Fuselier's Good Times on June 5 on KADN Fox 15 news. 







On the Web
  • IberiaTravel.com now has a blog! Click here to check out our latest posts on the TABASCO®Food Tour, Birding, Interpretive Kiosks and Summer in Iberia.

EatLafayette Townsquare Media DJ Dine Around Little River Inn 2013
Louisiana and Beyond
  • The Expedia family of travel booking websites plans to make New Orleans a regional hub. Details here.

  • Watch the winning video of the U.S. Travel Association Travel Effect video contest for National Tourism Week. It gave us travel fever!  
Jacob's Travel Effect
 

A bientôt (See you soon!)

 

 

 
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