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12 April 2012 13:31
Many travellers reckon Sydney is the capital of Oz, a poll found
Not knowing Canberra is the capital of Australia and thinking it's Sydney could be excused but many Britons get confused with the capital of Scotland, according to research.
Some quote Glasgow when it should be Edinburgh, according to a poll of 1,318 UK holidaymakers from sunshine.co.uk.
Others that are regularly confused are Barcelona being the capital of Spain instead of Madrid and Cape Town instead of Pretoria in South Africa.
However, people preparing for trips overseas have enough to remember without worrying about capital cities - thankfully
travel insurance cover can help ease some of that pressure.
Sunshine.co.uk co-founder Chris Clarkson said: "I think it's quite surprising when you take a look at Britons' knowledge of the rest of the world. You would expect even those who aren't well travelled to be able to point out certain places on a world map."
New rules have been introduced for climbers on Mount Everest as the climbing season again gets under way.
Three new brain tumour research hubs are being launched in a bid to step up long-term research into brain cancer.
Hotel prices increased in some of the most popular overseas tourist spots last year, a survey has shown.
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Holidaymakers are less likely to encounter a Basil Fawlty-style hotel in Finland than anywhere else in Europe, a new study has...
Army and police officers will be stationed at Mount Everest base camp from the spring to help climbers stay safe.
New treatments could be on the horizon after scientists discovered the malaria "master switch" which allows the disease's parasite...
India's opulent Mihir Garh has been crowned the world's most extraordinary hotel.
Cash-conscious England football fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup this summer will be on to a winner, regardless of...
Good food is an essential ingredient of a good holiday for around two-thirds of British travellers, according to a poll.
The Foreign Office has issued a fresh warning to holidaymakers looking to escape the winter weather in Britain and enjoy a sunshine...
A new drug which selectively kills dormant cancer cells has been tested by scientists.
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