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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."
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Holidaymakers are jetting off with renewed confidence, thanks to a new ABTA advertising campaign.
A new initiative which invites the public to help scientists try and unlock the mysteries of dementia begins this week.
The hope of finding drugs which prevent prostate cancers that are immune to treatment has moved a step closer.
The potential harm to holidaymakers caused by the sun's rays is not just confined to daylight hours, a new study has found.
Most infected travellers pass through airport screening undetected, according to a new report.
A new class of experimental drug could be used to treat bile duct cancer.
Europe's top 10 beaches have been named by the people who should know best - the holidaymakers themselves.
The quest to find a cure for dementia is to continue with the creation of special research centres across the country.
Londoners eat the healthiest diets in the UK, while the residents of Belfast consume the most junk food, according to a new poll....
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