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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."
24 August 2016
The number of holidaymakers taking their cars on UK and Irish ferries has risen by 4% in July compared with the same month last year, new figures show.
23 August 2016
New research reveals Britons saying they are now planning to holiday less in Europe post-Brexit, admit their decision is affected by the weakening of Sterling.
20 August 2016
A new pill will be available through the NHS to help lung cancer patients fight their disease, after the manufacturer discounted the price of the drug.
19 August 2016
Gap years have become a rite of passage for both the travel-hungry and the undecided, and this year's students are no exception as they prepare to rack up the air miles after completing their A-levels.
18 August 2016
Passenger numbers at London Luton Airport (LLA) have risen ahead of expansion plans at the hub.
17 August 2016
Britain may still be part of the EU but Brexit is already pushing up the price of a family holiday.
16 August 2016
London Gatwick is the UK airport where passengers face the most delays, according to new data.
13 August 2016
A new way to try and carry out bone marrow transplants without using toxic chemotherapy is being investigated.
12 August 2016
Holidaymakers are being warned not to leave insurance as an "afterthought", as they could be left with a bill for emergency medical treatment abroad that is higher than the price of a house.
11 August 2016
Health bosses have warned people holidaying in Mexico after tourists were struck down with food poisoning.
10 August 2016
Tourists can expect to pay around 120 euro a day in Dublin, according to a new travel guide.
09 August 2016
Thousands of passengers are missing the chance to claim compensation for delayed flights, research has found.