Britons have no sense of geography

Although it is predicted that by 2020 Britons will take more than 100 million trips a year, many of us have no sense of geography.

The travel website www., which offers mobile-home breaks across Europe, conducted research among 2,000 vacation goers.

They found that 60 percent of those interviewed could not accurately place on a map where they had been on holiday last year.

A further 38 percent thought Singapore was in China, 29 per cent believed New Zealand belonged to Australia, and 44 per cent did not know the Alps were in Europe.

The survey also found that most respondents could not name two German cities, that half could not name the countries where Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Geneva and Brussels were located, and that 40 percent thought Cancun was in the US.