Palm Beach's presidential predicament pushes popularity at WTM


LONDON -- Florida's Palm Beach County just might have the most popular exhibit here at World Travel Market.

As the world waits for news of the U.S. presidential election recount taking place in the county, tourism officials manning the Palm Beach booth here are taking the notoriety in stride -- and with a sense of humor.

"We set up a 'Vote Here' box at our booth, and we've been inundated with questions related to the election," a spokeswoman for Palm Beach County said, adding, "We've had people of all nationalities asking us all kinds of questions. A presidential election is of interest to the whole world. It's really remarkable what's happening. In the end, I think the process will be a good thing for Americans."

Will it attract more people to the Palm Beach County exhibit?

"It already has," said the spokeswoman, "and the show just opened this morning."

Observers at World Travel Market, which is being held in London's Earls Court Exhibition Center through Nov. 16, will be waiting for the results from the "Vote Here" box at the Palm Beach County booth.

Some already are predicting there will be a recount at Stand 202.

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