Missoula needs more votes in Final 4 round to host symposium
Missoula is one of the top four cities still in the running to host the 2013 Social Media Tourism Symposium.
Tuesday morning kicks off the matchup of Missoula versus Branson, Missouri. The winner of this round will be in the championship to host the symposium in November.
Tourism coordinators tell NBC Montana if Missoula wins they would expect the symposium to bring in over $250,000 to the local economy -- not to mention the long-term impacts of having 300 to 400 social media influencers boasting about Missoula as the place to visit.
The other two cities still in the running are Huntsville, Alabama, and Cleveland, Ohio. The two cities will face off with more voting on Thursday. So far Huntsville has been Missoula’s biggest competition but Missoula will need to beat Branson to make it to the final round April 2.
Voting starts at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning and closes at 8 p.m. It only takes a minute, so don't forget to hop online and vote for Missoula.
Click here to vote on Facebook.