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Destination Greece Offers Expert Planning for Greece and The Entire Mediterranean, Immediate Commissions to Agents Published on November 2006
What do you get when you combine a Greek travel industry guru and two physicists working together? Founder Dr. Zack Protogeros says "you get Destination Greece - the top tour operator for Greece and the Mediterranean".
From cruises in the blue Aegean sea, fascinating archaeological tours, Greece's stunning beaches to honeymoons, and yachting vacations DestinationGreece offers a variety of tours and customized itineraries that showcase this beautiful and inviting region. Dr. Protogeros adds "that all of their programs are supported by 24/7 customer service, a personalized touch and immediate commission compensation to travel agents".
Destination Greece is IATAN, ASTA and NACTA endorsed and it's staff has a combined experience of more than 40 years in the travel industry. Having established personal contacts with the major tour and cruise key-players in Greece, Dr. Protogeros says that "Destination Greece enjoys the advantage of being able to offer some of the most competitive prices in the market. The Greek members of the DestinationGreece team guarantee personalized, high-quality services and first-hand information about the region - after all, it is our home".
Greek Government Sues Louis Cruise Lines Over Ship Sinking Published on May 28, 2007
The Greek government is moving forward with a lawsuit against Louis Cruise Lines (LCL) over the sinking of its Sea Diamond cruise ship just off Santorini last month. While the amount of restitution the government is seeking has not been disclosed, officials say the ship's sinking is a detriment to the local economy, with losses that could surpass the $1.3 billion mark. Santorini authorities have also threatened action against LCL, as nearly 400 tons of diesel fuel still in the sunken ship's tanks is steadily leaking into the Mediterranean.
Whereas the Greek government is crying foul, tour operators and travel agents alike have not seen any slide in their Greek business, specifically in Santorini. "No fall off at all" says Antonis Protogeros, owner of Destination Greece, a tour operator based in Athens, whose clientele is predominantly American. "Business is smooth, normal. In fact, we had many bookings made for Santorini last week. The incident hasn't made people not want to come here."
This doesn't suggest American travellers aren't aware of the doomed Sea Diamond. Paulette Hatfield, owner of International Consultants Limited in Houston, still gets questions from her clients. She recently booked a group of six on a Royal Caribbean cruise to the region, who expressed some concern. "They asked me," says Hatfield, "'Is this type of thing always a problem?'" Hatfield told the group that there are a lot of rock formations in the water abutting Santorini, but not to worry. "Look, the ship they'll be on will have no problems," Hatfield says. "It's bigger, for one. The ferries are the ones that have more problems."
The Greek government's action comes on the heels of a lawsuit filed by a group of travelers aboard the Sea Diamond from Dobbs Ferry, NY. The travelers not only filed suit against Louis Cruise Lines, but also against the tour operator they used, Globus.