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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."
23 July 2016
More and more holidaymakers are reporting horror stories about their travel experiences, according to the Citizens Advice charity.
22 July 2016
UK holiday-goers and business exporters alike require urgent action on South East England airport expansion, according to a new report.
21 July 2016
Oily fish could help bowel cancer sufferers enhance their chances of a longer life, according to a new study.
20 July 2016
Travel out of a third Heathrow Airport terminal might be wishful thinking, the make-up of new Prime Minister Theresa May's new Cabinet could suggest.
19 July 2016
Thousands of British families have cancelled their holidays to Turkey following violence in the country during an attempted coup.
16 July 2016
Women whose breast cancer returns may be getting "second-rate care", a major new report warns.
15 July 2016
Britons on holidays abroad are being advised how to enjoy safe swimming this summer.
14 July 2016
Inherited skin cancer risks are being linked with a "ginger gene" - something that has never been done before.
13 July 2016
No Scottish airport has ever welcomed more June travellers than Edinburgh did last month, new figures reveal.
12 July 2016
Heathrow must be expanded quickly to accommodate Britons taking holidays abroad and business travellers, according to a group of local authorities.
09 July 2016
British holidaymakers will carry on travelling to Europe and elsewhere despite reservations that the post-Brexit pound will get them less for their money, new research suggests.
08 July 2016
Budget airline easyJet has overcome a 75% jump in cancellations to report a better June for passenger numbers than the same time last year.