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Thomas Cook expands in Greece

Leading British tour operator Thomas Cook announced this week that it has acquired two new properties in Greece, which will take its total number of hotel units in this country to four.
The operator has bought out Casa Cook Kos, a 100-room unit that it has been operating on the Dodecanese island and which has been the most profitable unit bearing the company's name.

Trashman's Dilemma | Athens | November & December

The Apo Michanis Theater presents "Trashman's Dilemma," a dystopian drama by Canadian playwright and actor Bruce Gooch, for three shows only on November 30 and December 7 and 14. The original New Fangled Stages production, which is in English, features the author himself, along with Lynn Vogt, Jon Osbaldeston and Davydd Cook. Performances start at 9 p.m.

Monthly record in hirings/departures balance

The balance of hirings and departures in the local labor market in April showed that hirings were ahead by the greatest amount seen in the last 18 years, exceeding departures by 100,246, thanks to the start of the tourism season, with sector officials being adamant that this year will bring another record in arrivals and revenues.

Parents want part of Thomas Cook’s compensation for their kids’ monoxide poisoning on Corfu

An inquest by Wakefield Coroner’s Court into the deaths of Bobby and Christi Sheherd, aged six and seven when they died while on a holiday to Corfu, found that tour operators Thomas Cook “breached their duty of care.” The children died from carbon monoxide poisoning due to a faulty boiler while on holiday in 2006.

Chefs with skills

It was only the day before his departure that Chef Cem Erol of the MSA learned about the bad news. He was about to leave for Sheffield University to participate in the event “Skills for Chefs,” where he was to prepare a special dinner for 150 chefs and conduct six workshops in a row. The bad news was his kitchen team of four could not get their visas to enter the U.K.