If you’ve spent any time in Italy, you know that transportation strikes are not uncommon. They’re so much a part of the culture, in fact, that an official Web site (in Italian) tracks and announces them well in advance. Working with a local destination management company or professional congress organizer to be informed of planned strikes is a regular piece of due diligence for any program in Italy.
With nine E.U. countries in recession at press time, however, the po