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30 June 2011 09:23
Hundreds of flights have been cancelled after a 48-hour general strike began in Greece
A two-day general strike is under way in Greece as politicians decide on another set of economic measures designed to help the government secure more rescue loans.
The strike disrupted public services in the country on Tuesday, while hundreds of flights were either cancelled or rescheduled following a four-hour walkout by air traffic controllers.
The events highlight the need for
travel insurance, including adequate cover for any delays.
Angry union members are expected to march to Parliament with more than 5,000 police officers stationed at the Athens city centre.
Those striking against the planned spending cuts include doctors, ambulance drivers, casino workers and even actors at a state-funded theatre.
As public transport workers joined the protest, there was traffic chaos in the capital.
Hundreds of cars were forced to use small side streets after one of Athens' busiest avenues was cordoned off by protesters.
17 January 2017
Stansted Airport has made a bid to become Britain's next hub for long-haul travel, as passengers are promised seamless connection facilities and baggage transfer.
13 January 2017
Long-term goals such as travelling more and visiting new places have come above healthy eating and changing jobs in a list of the top New Year's resolutions.
14 January 2017
Some of the biggest airports in the UK have been forced to cancel flights as snow and blizzard conditions sweep parts of the country.
Stress could be as significant a risk factor for heart attacks and strokes as smoking, drinking and overeating, new research shows.
24 December 2016
Planned strikes by British Airways cabin crew on Christmas Day and Boxing Day have been suspended amid continuing industrial unrest ahead of the weekend break.
11 January 2017
A connection between diabetes and inflection in children could be a major breakthrough in developing a cure for type 1 diabetes, according to new research.
10 January 2017
A new trial aimed at tackling widespread loneliness among older people is successfully reducing isolation using community-based tactics, a report shows.
07 January 2017
People may be able to enjoy better brain health in later life by following a Mediterranean diet, research has suggested.
06 January 2017
Many Britons plan to cut down on the costs of their holidays in 2017, as part of their financial resolutions for the New Year.
05 January 2017
Holidaymakers have been encouraged to make the most of the fact 2017 boasts a pair of bank holiday weekends just two weeks apart.
04 January 2017
Holidaymakers are increasingly turning their attentions to trips which are all-inclusive, new research has suggested.
31 December 2016
Budget airline Norwegian has said it will launch ultra-low cost flights for as little at £56 to New York as it ramps up the pressure on its rivals.