Want to travel back in time? The house where William Shakespeare was born 450 years ago is still standing, and a replica of the theatre where most of his plays were performed is as close to the original as one can get.
Elvis Aaron Presley died on 16 August 1977 of a drug overdose — or did he? The stages and streets of Las Vegas are a likely place to find Elvises, or Elvi, as this tourist discovered. Sightings are also common in Memphis, where the singer lived.
Tourists have been staying away from Queensland because of the recent flooding. Now the state and federal governments, as well as Tourism Australia, are hoping that one person can bring them back. That person is Oprah Winfrey.
Brazilian and Colombian tourists are storming Miami's malls with the cry "Deme dos!", or "Give me two!" The weak dollar means that Latin Americans have started calling Miami "Marmall" (meaning mar, or sea, in the
mornings, and the shopping mall at night).
Interactive city guides are not new, but Dublin Tourism is claiming a
first with a mobile-phone application that allows users to get
information on 1,400 places of interest. The organization is expecting
100,000 downloads of the app this year.