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It was a privilege to open the SPAA's Scottish Independence Debate on Tuesday. The Referendum on the 18th of September has become a main topic in the media and in conversation throughout the country and when the day arrives, it'll be a defining moment in our history. There was plenty of passion evident on both sides of the argument during the Debate - from the platform and the floor - and although the 70+ Members and Associates there didn't necessarily get the hard detail or commitments we could all do with - including on ATOL in post-Referendum Scotland - it proved to be a very informative event. During the financial protection discussion, we took the opportunity to get across to both sides - 'Yes Scotland' and 'Better Together' - the SPAA’s key role a few years back in promoting a ‘consumer levy’, similar to the Dutch model, as a potential replacement for the ATOL system.  

You'll find a comprehensive briefing on the Debate by clicking on the link below - it's well worth taking a few minutes to read ...

SPAA Scottish Independence Debate 2014 - Member Briefing

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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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