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Apology for ‘lewd’ behavior

A British tour operator and the president of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) have apologized for offensive behavior by employees of a British tourism agency in Kavo on the island of Corfu. Photographs of people engaging in oral sex outdoors in broad daylight appeared in the Greek media this week, prompting a protest by Ioannis Patellis, president of the National Tourist Organization of Greece, who said it gave the country a bad name. ABTA President John Harding apologized for the «lewd and inappropriate behavior.» The tour operator, Club 18-30, said in a statement that five of its staff in Corfu «whose irresponsible actions offended the local community and those who witnessed the events» had resigned. «We would also stress that the company does not condone this type of behavior. However, the actions of this small group of individuals… are not representative of the company or its staff, who are well aware of the fine line between high spirits and unacceptable behavior,» the statement said.