Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Barack Obama's presence in Hawaii has proved lucky for the local economy, for his popularity has resulted in narrated tours of the president-elect's childhood in Honolulu.
People who fail to catch a glimpse of the magnetic Obama are being offered the chance to revisit his past via the tours.
Narrated tours of Obama's childhood, costing more than 40 dollars, are big business in Honolulu. They stop at the apartment building he grew up in, a favorite lunch hangout and the local ice cream store.
Even the vendors at the Waikiki Beach tourist shops are riding the Barack Obama wave.
"We started off with one design, and it just was such a hit we decided to create another design," CBS News quoted Taylor Kwak of Crazy Shirts and T's, as saying.
Its all part of the growing Obama brand - soon to be president but already global celebrity. (ANI)