Tourism In Australia - Strange Questions...
Australian travel agents were asked to list some of the strangest questions asked by holidaymakers and the results revealed plenty of blonde moments.
According to staff from
"I'm doing a crossword at the moment and need your help. What is the name of that really tall building in the Gold Coast?'' one asked.
Another wanted to know why Australian stop signs were shaped like hexagons and why "they always plant bananas on slopes'' here.
A smoker wanted to know how many cartons of cigarettes they could take on their driving holiday to
Australian geography is often the weakest point for international visitors, one asking what type of car they would need to drive overnight from the Great Barrier Reef to
Another wondered what passport they would need to visit
Yet another asked for staff to compile a list of toilets they could visit while driving from
But it seems us Aussies have similar difficulties with geography.
According to Flight Centre staff, would-be Aussie holidaymakers have levelled their fair share of jaw-dropping questions.
"Can I catch a train from
One traveller was baffled by the concept of international time zones, asking: ''I know it's a long flight but how is it that I take off at 10am in Sydney and land at 10am in Vancouver on the same day? How is that possible?''
Others wondered what the capitals of Africa and Europe were and asked whether
Another Aussie wondered what their duty free allowance was in
"Can you get Australian money out of ATMs overseas?'' asked another.
AND NOW: Dumbest tourist questions 2009
ASKING what time the Loch Ness monster is fed and where the Boston Tea Party takes place are some the stupidest questions asked by tourists.
Tourism boards from around the world have revealed their quirkiest questions of 2009.
According to Jennifer Haz, of the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, one holidaymaker wanted to know "which beach is closest to the ocean?''
Paul Gauger, of VisitBritain.com office said he was asked: "Why did they build so many ruined castles and abbeys in
One tourist complained to Philadelphia Tourism that the
Would-be visitors to
Heather Bryant, of
Going to the
Someone also wanted to know if they would end up in