British tourists’ behavior turned to be a huge problem in certain areas of Corfu, causing fights with Irish, German and Italian tourists and locals as well. Five Club 18-30 representatives last week outraged the local community at the popular resort of Kavos in Corfu, after they staged an oral sex show on a public beach as hundreds of shocked vacationers looked on.
Greek media reported that two female tour reps performed oral sex on two male colleagues on an 18-30 stage and were later joined by a third rep and another man, believed to be a vacationer.
The incident — the latest after drunken rowdiness involving other young Britons on Corfu and the popular resort of Faliraki on Rhodes — was caught on video by a local businessman who handed the tape over to police.
The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has apologized to the Greek National Tourist Organisation (EOT) for lewd behavior by Club 18-30 tour reps that caused outrage on the holiday island of Corfu, EOT has said.
In a letter to EOT head Ioannis Patellis, ABTA president John Harding apologized “for this lewd and inappropriate behavior” and assured him that every effort would be made to avoid any repetition of such incidents in the future.
Patellis had written to Harding immediately after the incident to complain that this sort of behavior was defamatory for Greece and asked Club 18-30 to take a stand.
In a separate announcement, Club 18-30 said it “would like to apologize for the unacceptable behavior of five of its staff in Corfu whose irresponsible actions offended the local community and those who witnessed the events.”
Club 18-30 said the individuals involved had all resigned from the company and stressed it does not condone this type of behavior, adding that such breaches of discipline by staff “will be treated very seriously.”
The tour operator stressed it would clamp down on similar incidents in the future in order to preserve the close ties with local authorities in over 25 years at Kavos.
Club 18-30 trips are notorious for their rowdiness, promiscuity and heavy drinking, while the company brings about 10,000 Britons to Corfu every year.