The Third Annual Symposium on the use of Social Media in the Tourism Industry will be held November 7-9, 2012 at a location to be determined. The inaugural symposium – which hosted 110 attendees – was held in 2010 in Loudoun County, Virginia, while the second symposium in 2011- which hosted 183 attendees – was held in Tunica, Mississippi.
The symposium will be a combination of destination marketing organizations, hotels, resorts, attractions and any other tourism related entities sharing ideas and learning more about how social media is affecting promotion within the travel industry.
What makes this conference unique is the involvement of attendees throughout the entire process: Attendees will have a voice in everything from the location to the session topics and presenters.
The symposium was founded by David Serino, of Gammet Interactive. In the fall of 2011, Gammet Interactive was acquired by Think! Social Media. In 2012, Serino will manage the event with his colleagues at Think! Social Media USA.