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Iberia tag 4C 
November 2014  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Month 
Merci Monsieur Donald "Doc" Voorhies for all you do for Iberia Parish! Monsieur Doc will receive the Leaders in Philanthropy Award by the Community Foundation of Acadiana this Friday, Nov. 14 in Lafayette. 

Monsieur Doc is a longtime supporter of the Bayou Teche Museum, the Belgian Student Exchange Program, Nativity Catholic Church, and has served on the board of Shadows-on-the-Teche and the Iberia Performing Arts League (IPAL). In addition to acting and directing at IPAL, he also supervises publicity and outreach activities. He lends a hand to other community programs including New Iberia beneath the Balconies and El Festival Español de Nueva Iberia.

Donald Doc Voorhies 2014- Leaders in Philanthropy Award Community Foundation of Acadiana
Meetings and Events
Nov. 1- 
Dec. 31
Nov. 1- 
Dec. 31
Nov. 25
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
    • Le Rosier Country Inn - complimentary stay at your B&B 
    • New Iberia DBA - Shop Berry Blue Bucks
    • All our attractions - VIP passes

Industry News 

  • Madame Fran Thibodeaux, our executive director, attended Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne's Tourism Town Hall in Lafayette this October with Madame Tammy Gordon, community relations coordinator at the Port of Delcambre and Madame Brittany Gordon, manager or the Delcambre Seafood and Farmers Market. Tammy won the door prize, a John Besh cookbook!

Lt. Governor Town Hall Meeting, Fran Thibodeaux, Jay Dardenne, Tammy Gordon, Brittany Gordon (DSFM Manager)


  • We have launched our Blue Magic on Main campaign promoting all our Iberia holiday events. Two components of the campaign include:
  • #ShopBerryBlue promoting holiday shopping and #ShopSmall Day in Iberia Parish.

Please help us spread the word, use the hashtags on social media and come pick up your Blue Magic on Main flyers and poster at our visitor center today!

  • ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS! Join the New Iberia Downtown Business Association (DBA), the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce and IPCVB in preparing for #ShopSmall / Small Business Saturday (Nov. 29). DBA will distribute FREE Shop Small tote bags, door mats, balloons, decals, signage and more TOMORROW at their Nov. 11 meeting from 9-10 a.m. at the Sliman Theater (Evangeline Theater). They will also discuss the upcoming Blue Magic on Main Christmas Parade to be held Dec. 13 and the Shopping Extravaganza planned all day on Saturday prior to the parade. You WON'T want to miss this meeting!

  • Last Sunday, the Jeanerette Museum unearthed a time capsule and unveiled its latest exhibit, Yesterday's Tomorrows: Uncovering the Past, comprised of details of Jeanerette history along with students vision of Jeanerette's future.

New Acadia Project Researchers

  • Projet Nouvelle Acadie received a grant from the Coypu Foundation, founded by the estate of the late John S. McIlhenny, to pursue its search for the campsite of the first Acadians along Bayou Teche in Loreauville. Iberia Parish and the IPCVB also contributed monies.




  • The new Bayou Carlin Cove facility will have its first holiday market on Nov. 13. 


  • Are you ready for El Festival Español Nov. 14-16?
  • Pick up the schedule at our welcome center.
  • Vendors, cookoff contestants and 5K participants need to contact Siñor Ebrar Reaux at 337-349-7343 or
  • Call Ebrar Reaux for gala tickets.
  • Get all your festival updates on Facebook.
  • Do you want to go to Spain? Travel with the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce! Details here.



  • The Louisiana Travel Promotion Assoc. is offering a free online marketing bootcamp to its members on Nov. 19 at the New Orleans Convention & Visitors Bureau. Register here
  • The cabins and meeting room at Lake Fausse Pointe State Park will be closed four months for renovations. window

  • Envision daBerry needs volunteers to help decorate Main Street New Iberia business windows for the Window Wonderland project Nov. 22-26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you would like to offer a helping hand, contact or 337-378-9469.  

  • Our following hotels will host Lafayette's visitor overflow for the Reg. III President's Cup Soccer Championship held June 11-14, 2015 in Lafayette
  • Candlewood Suites
  • Days Inn & Suites
  • La Quinta Inn & Suites
  • Ramada Conference Center
  • Holiday Inn Express

Social Media/Web Tip of the Month
  •  Learn how to substantially increase your revenue in the next 12 months from a marketing expert in this free webinar, this Thursday at 1 p.m. Use coupon code SusanSentMe.

Iberia in the Media

  • Learn how TABASCO® is saving the lives of Ebola medical workers.

On the Web


  • Here's the "Mysteries at the Museum" video featuring Bayou Teche Museum and TABASCO® Historian Shane Bernard. The show aired Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel (55).

Louisiana and Beyond
  • Expanded air travel in and out of Lafayette, I-49's planned route through the city and support of French language programs are all vital to Acadiana tourism. That was the message of travel industry stakeholders at a tourism town hall meeting Oct. 15 in Lafayette. Learn more here.

  • Watch Jay Dardenne's "Louisiana: A Lullaby to Life," an entertaining presentation on one of Louisiana's most marketable tourism assets - its music.


A bientôt (See you soon!)



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