‘Is there train from Fiji to NZ’ among daftest questions from Oz tourists

November 9th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, Nov 09 (ANI): Is it possible for a call centre staff member to predict how many people would be in a hotel pool on Good Friday? Well, not really. But Aussie holidaymakers ask such dumb questions, revealed Australian tourism agents.

Australian travel agents listed some of the strangest questions asked by holidaymakers and the results revealed plenty of blonde moments, reports the Courier Mail.

According to staff from Australia’s Sunlover Holidays customer call centre, queries are as varied as they are strange.

“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 Queensland. Another wondered what passport they would need to visit Melbourne from Queensland.

It seems 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 Fiji to New Zealand?’ asked one visitor interested in booking a rail holiday.

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?’

Another Aussie wondered what their duty free allowance was in Tasmania while another checked that shops in Perth would take the same currency as Brisbane.

“Can you get Australian money out of ATMs overseas?’ asked another. (ANI)

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