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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."
12 February 2016
Holidaymakers travelling with British Airways (BA) will be able to fly out from London Stansted Airport's terminals this spring.
11 February 2016
Holidaymakers can now work out for themselves the 'true' price of a flight abroad using a new website calculator.
10 February 2016
Many holidaymakers head off abroad each year with just one thing in mind - to soak up as much sun as possible so they can come home with a tan to show off.
09 February 2016
Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen significantly over the course of the last decade, new figures show.
06 February 2016
A surge in same-sex honeymoons has prompted a travel company to recruit LGBT holiday experts.
05 February 2016
Travellers heading for the sun-kissed Canary Islands will soon be able to enjoy the first under-sea museum in Europe.
04 February 2016
Holidaymakers jetting off with a low-cost airline could soon be served water created from hydrogen batteries.
03 February 2016
Britons prefer haggling on holiday rather than at home, new research reveals.
02 February 2016
Younger people with diabetes need better access to healthcare services to help them manage their condition, claims a charity.
30 January 2016
Hong Kong gets more tourists than any other city, according to new figures.
29 January 2016
A sugar tax on soft drinks is needed to help tackle the issue of childhood obesity, says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
28 January 2016
Travel insurance policies paid out to the vast majority of claimants in 2013 and 2014, newly published figures show.