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Athens News Agency: News in English, 03-08-20

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From: The Athens News Agency at <http://www.ana.gr/>

CONTENTS

  • [01] Greek tourism board comments on situation in rowdy Faliraki
  • [02] Composer Theodorakis honoured in Melbourne
  • [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday
  • [04] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Thursday
  • [05] Greek tourism board comments on situation in rowdy resort

  • [01] Greek tourism board comments on situation in rowdy Faliraki

    20/08/2003 22:26:18

    Greece's state-run National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Wednesday warned that it will take action against any tour operators spoiling Greece's image as a tourism destination or the quality of tourism services in the east Mediterranean country.

    A relevant GNTO press release came in the wake of a series of raucous incidents involving mostly young British holiday-makers at the Faliraki resort on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, which culminated in the slaying of a Peterborough, England teen by another British man during a brawl this month. Several arrests related to the same incident as well as a subsequent crack-down by police even led to a handful of tour operators being questioned about the practise of ''bar crawling'' or ''bar hopping''.

    ''Greece will resist tour operators that sell packages at ridiculously low prices and attract tourists who cause problems without offering any significant benefits,'' the press statement read.

    The statement was a reply to recent letters from a well-known London-based travel agency's ''Club 18-30'' subsidiary, which apologise for the ''isolated incidents'' at Faliraki and other places on Rhodes, the release said.

    [02] Composer Theodorakis honoured in Melbourne

    20/08/2003 22:24:39

    A special event was organised on Tuesday evening at a hall of Victoria's State Parliament in Melbourne, Australia in honour of Greece's renowned composer Mikis Theodorakis' contribution to music and the arts, as well as politics.

    Greek-Australian Tourism Minister and Undersecretary for Multicultural Affairs Yiannis Pantazopoulos spoke about the work of the world famous composer, expressing his great joy for the forthcoming performance of the ''Mikis Theodorakis Choir'' at Melbourne's International Festival, in October.

    [03] Foreign Exchange Rates - Thursday

    20/08/2003 20:21:48

    Reference buying rates per euro released by the European Central Bank

    U.S. dollar 1.119

    Pound sterling 0.702

    Danish kroner 7.493

    Swedish kroner 9.327

    Japanese yen 132.5

    Swiss franc 1.555

    Norwegian kroner 8.372

    Cyprus pound 0.590

    Canadian dollar 1.563

    Australian dollar 1.704

    [04] Weather Forecast: Sunny on Thursday

    20/08/2003 20:02:43

    Sunny weather is forecast in all parts of the country on Thursday, with scattered cloud in the north only in the afternoon and the possibility of sporadic showers, mainly in the mountainous regions. Winds northerly, light to strong, turning very strong in the Aegean. Temperatures in the north will range from 18C to 35C; in western Greece from 20C to 37C; and in the Aegean islands from 23C to 33C. Temperatures in Athens between 25C and 35C; and in Thessaloniki from 22C to 33C.

    [05] Greek tourism board comments on situation in rowdy resort

    20/08/2003 17:38:28

    Greece's state-run National Tourism Organization (GNTO) on Wendesday warned that it will take action against any tour operators spoiling Greece's image as a tourism destination or the quality of tourism services in the east Mediterranean country.

    A relevant GNTO press release came in the wake of a series of raucous incidents involving mostly young British holiday-makers at the Faliraki resort on the Dodecanese island of Rhodes, which culminated in the slaying of a Peterborough, England teen by another British man during a brawl this month. Several arrests related to the same incident as well as an eventual crack-down by local police even led to a handful of tour operators being questioned about the practise of ''bar crawling'' or ''bar hopping''.


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