Tourism group calls on government to do its job

Tourists walk past a ferry, access to which was blocked by members of the Communist Party-affiliated worker group PAME on Wednesday. The action, held by some 400 workers in protest at the government’s austerity measures, prompted the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) to call on the government to intervene and enforce the law. Thousands of Greek and foreign tourists were stranded at Piraeus and other ports due to the blockade which had been ruled by a court as illegal. ‘These acts of economic terrorism are not limited to tourists canceling bookings but also result in them not choosing our country as a holiday destination,’ SETE, whose members employ some 370,000 people, said in a statement yesterday.