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Vote to Bring Social Media Tourism Symposium to Clearwater, St. Pete

Round one voting ends at noon on Friday.

By voting in an online poll, you can help bring the 'SoMeT13US', or Social Media Tourism Symposium 2013, to Clearwater/St. Petersburg Nov. 6 - 8. 

The symposium is, "the only conference of its kind that provides an opportunity for destination marketing organizations, hotels, resorts, attractions, and tourism related entities to share ideas and learn more about how to leverage social media within the tourism industry," a news release said. 

Round one voting ends at noon on Friday. You can vote for Clearwater/St. Petersburg, or other U.S. locations, on Facebook by clicking here

According to a Facebook post by symposium organizers, Clearwater/St. Petersburg trails other U.S. cities to host the event, but looks safe to advance to the next round of voting.  

"We are 24-hours into the #SoMeT13US Round One Voting and Huntsville, AL has a commanding lead at the halfway point. It looks like #MeetMeAtTheRocket is a lock for the number one seed in Round Two’s Elite Eight Tournament. Others that appear to have firm holds on advancement are Missoula, MT; Milwaukee, WI and Cleveland, OH. See the voting results as of noon today:

1) Huntsville, AL 1667
2) Missoula, MT 932
3) Milwaukee, WI 867
4) Cleveland, OH 866
5) St. Pete/Clearwater, FL 613
6) Grand Rapids, MI 490
7) Indianapolis, IN 443
8) MS Gulf Coast, MS 395

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