October 2014
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The Island of the Knights

Welcome to Rhodes, a medieval treasure beautifully preserved throughout the centuries. Rhodes is the capital of the Dodecanese, an island ideal not only for those who want to relax, but also for those looking for an action-packed holiday! With its bright green hills, rich green valleys and uninterrupted line of golden beaches, Rhodes is truly a blessed place. “The sun island” has more sunshiny days and milder temperatures throughout the year than any other location in Greece. It is, after all, one of the country’s easternmost places and among the first to welcome summer on its impressive beaches. Add in the excellent facilities for tourism, the island’s special blend of cosmopolitan and traditional, and numerous cultural and archaeological sites, the most important being the Medieval (Old) Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and you’ve got the perfect holiday destination. While on Rhodes, don’t miss a daytrip to nearby Sými. An island of sponge divers and seamen, Sými used to have 30,000 inhabitants before the Second World War and was the richest island in the Dodecanese, despite its small size. Today, Sými attracts many visitors thanks to its beautifully preserved Neo-Classical buildings and the famous Archangel Michael monastery at Panormitis.

2014 / October 2014
Oct 31, 2014

Laurent Magnin, Chief Executive Officer, XL Airways

Name: Laurent Magnin Title: Chief executive officer Company, city: XL Airways; Paris, France Number of employees: 800 Recent project: Expanding service to the United States is our goal; in the last three years, we’ve launched service to San Francisco and Miami. We are also focused on opening service to additional cities in France. First job: I left school at 15; my father was in the airline business, and he put me to work. I started with Corsair and was there for 25 years. Little-known fact about you: I am crazy about trains. I also own 10,000 records; I love rock music.