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This time last week I was talking about the wealth of new services and products brought to us this year by our many partner operators, airlines and cruise companies, and the need for the 'three partners' in the UK travel business - that's operators, agents and government - to work together. Every day, individual agents are negotiating with operators, working hard to maximise the potential for their businesses - whether it be on the new Ryanair routes from Glasgow (Stansted and Dublin), or American Airlines' just announced new service between Edinburgh and JFK New York ... any one of a hundred new services in the air, on the ground and on the high seas that have come to the fore in 2014.

Meanwhile, in the background, organisations like the SPAA and ABTA are talking to government and regulators, working hard to protect the rights of hard-pressed travel agents, and by extension our customers - whether business or leisure travel. It sometimes seems like, as soon as one issue is resolved, the next one looms large. Right now, BSP and agency payment terms are on the agenda, and the SPAA fully understands IATA's need to minimise its member airlines' exposure to payment defaults - but it's absolutely vital that the solution is workable for all parties... click below left to read on!

 
 
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A warm welcome from me to the futureSPAA section of our website. We're working in the travel sector in exciting times - with lots of new product and services developments coming along constantly. futureSPAA is here to keep you informed and represent your interests ... click on the gold button to read more from futureSPAA's Gayle Gordon

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