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Iberia tag 4C 
January 2015  
Dear Tourism Stakeholder, 
Voici les nouvelles (Here is the news):
Iberian Ambassador of the Month 
Madame Marcia Patout, director of Bayou Teche Museum, invites you to the George Rodrigue Exhibitwhich will be unveiled Jan. 14 at the museum's annual gala, "Party Like a Blue Dog." 

Get your tickets now! 337-606-5977

Marci Patout Bayou Teche Museum
Meetings and Events
Jan. 27
Iberia Parish Tourist Commission Meeting, 10:30 a.m., IPCVB
Gracias, merci, thank you!
  • MADAME MILDRED BROUSSARD with KOC Kampground for bringing us lunch!
Ms. Mildred with KOC Kampground
  • BAYOU TECHE GUEST COTTAGE and LA QUINTA for providing complimentary lodging to travel writer Kimberley Lovato in December.

  • ALL THE MERCHANTS who offered deals and promotions during our SHOP BERRY BLUE campaign. We received a good response from merchants and consumers about the program and look forward to another holiday shopping campaign. 

    • Holiday Inn Express & Suites - complimentary 2-night stay 
    • Jefferson Island Café Jefferson - complimentary lunch
    • All our attractions - VIP passes

KONRIKO wild pecan rice box
  • TABASCO® and KONRIKO® for donating products for our Country Roads magazine Overnight prize (Nov.-Dec. Blue Magic on Main sponsored newsletter).

  • TABASCO® and RIP VAN WINKLE GARDENS for hosting the Lafayette Convention and Visitors Commission's Travel South International FAM Trip in December and KONRIKO® for donating products for the 12 tour operators. 

Industry News 

  • BAYOU TECHE MUSEUM will be open Wed. - Sat. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the George Rodrigue Exhibit Jan. 15 - April 15. 

  • JEANERETTE MUSEUM will host the traveling exhibit "The World Will Move: Civil Rights & Public Transportation in Louisiana 1860s-1950s" Jan. 26-March 6, 2015.

  • ENVISION DA BERRY's creative director, Monsieur Phanat Xanamane received an award from Artspark, the Lafayette Economic Development Authority supported and Acadiana Center for The Arts administered, Individual Artists Stipend Funding Program. The funds received will be used to create an urban design installation to celebrate the late Jazz musician, Bunk Johnson. Keep an eye out for a colorful new mural and light installation in February 2015 happening on Hopkins Street in New Iberia.

  • Pick up your new JEANERETTE HISTORIC TRAIL map at our welcome center today!

  • TABASCO®'s new "Avery Island Experience" brochure is also available at our welcome center.





Social Media/Web Tip 
  • VIDEOS: You don't need expensive film equipment to produce quality videos. For $600, you can get a photo/video camera, microphone and pre-amp. 

Iberia in the Media
  • NEW IBERIA and the BAYOU TECHE SCENIC BYWAY in Slice, the magazine of Central Oklahoma (Nov. 2014) and AAA Southern Traveler (Nov./Dec. 2014).

On the Web


Louisiana and Beyond
  • Ssenior-man-gym.jpgENIOR TRAVELERStips for targeting them.

  • INTERNATIONAL TOURISM to the U.S. is expected to grow to 88.3 million annual visitors by 2019, a 27 percent increase from 2013. Details here.

A bientôt (See you soon!)



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