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After Tunisia attack, sun-seekers switch to Spain, Bulgaria and Greece

BERLIN (Reuters) - Fearing for their safety in Tunisia after a gunman killed dozens of tourists, sun-seeking Europeans are switching to destinations such as Spain, Bulgaria or even Greece for holidays this year.

World

Greek government assures tourists that crisis won't affect them

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece, at pains to protect one of the economy's only bright spots, rushed on Monday to assure tourists that their holidays would be untouched by the restrictions imposed to protect the tottering banking system.

Business

Companies respond to crisis in Greece

Greeks woke up to closed banks and cash machines on Monday as a breakdown in talks between Athens and its creditors plunged the country into crisis. Following are reactions from companies (in alphabetical order):

World

TUI offers to fly Tunisian tourists home

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German tour operator TUI said on Friday that it was organising flights for tourists wishing to return from Tunisia after at least 27 people were killed in a gun attack at a beachside hotel.

Economy

Hong Kong shares close down on China slump, political concerns

HONG KONG: Hong Kong stocks dropped sharply on Monday, taking cues from weak China and global markets and ahead of a politically sensitive vote this week that could spark mass protests.

Business

China's Fosun buys 5% stake in British travel group Thomas Cook

SHANGHAI: Chinese conglomerate Fosun International said it has bought a 5 percent stake in British travel group Thomas Cook Group, deepening its foray into Europe's tourism sector after buying French holiday maker Club Med last month.

World

Exclusive - Russia, Ukraine in indirect talks over key Black Sea air corridor: sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine are holding indirect talks to reopen a key international air corridor over the Black Sea to commercial flights in a plan that could give Ukraine much-needed overflight fees and ease congestion on other crowded air routes, according to five sources familiar with the matter.

Lifestyle

Mainland Chinese tourists creating a bad reputation abroad

Tales of obnoxious tourists are not uncommon, and there has been much finger-pointing at those from China. However, the incidents could also be products of blatant stereotyping.

Asia & Oceania

Mainland Chinese tourists creating a bad reputation abroad

Tales of obnoxious tourists are not uncommon, and there has been much finger-pointing at those from China. However, the incidents could also be products of blatant stereotyping.

Nation

Air rage 2014: Things you just cannot do on flights

PETALING JAYA: We're all anxious to get off the plane when it lands. But evidently, for whatever reason he had, a passenger on China Eastern Flight MU2331 on Dec 8 seemed more eager than most to disembark.