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It often seems redundant to say that, for our Association and our members, mutual support and respect are key in our businesses, and that partnership is a two-way street. So it's disappointing, to put it mildly, that in response to our stalwart support of Thomas Cook over the years, and not least during its very troubled recent history and rebuilding, this major player has chosen to respond by cutting commissions. It'll come as no surprise that the SPAA is working hard on your behalf to challenge what appears to be a shortsighted and counter-productive move. We'll keep you posted on progress.  

There's been plenty said about how significant next week's General Election is going to be, and although our preferences may all differ, I doubt any of us would disagree with this statement. As always, the SPAA is determined to keep you informed and updated - hence Thursday's vital Spring Seminar in Glasgow's Marriott Hotel. Our speaker is probably the UK's pre-eminent political commentator  - Professor John Curtice - on TV, radio and print. An unimpeachable source of knowledge of the political scene, John will provide a fascinating insight into the upcoming General Election. Be there - contact jhogarth@spaa.org for your place - it will be busy, and the following lunch will be a perfect time to chew over his wise words.

This coming weekend, our own Tim Roulston will be pounding the pavements and hills in aid of Scottish Autism, in his well-trailed Hoka Highland Fling. You'll find plenty of information on Tim's challenge in this week's edition of SPAA Today. I know in today's world, calls on all of us to 'dig deep' in aid of one cause or another are many and varied, and the generosity and big hearts of our members are a joy to see - but Scottish Autism does superb, vital work and I urge you to step up once again and give Tim a boost. Thank you ...

... and if you're not already recruiting your Team for this year's SPAA Travel Quiz - and of course, thinking of a suitable (and printable!) Team name - now is the time. We'll be heading for Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen for the Heats in May. Contact Janice for information without delay!  

Jimmy Martin - SPAA President

 
 
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Hi all...

I trust you are all well?  Hopefully, the winter is now behind us.   This newsletter is jam packed with prizes and educational opportunities and, of course, lots of information from our associates.

SPAA are busy finalising details for our first STAR (Scottish Travel Agents Road Show) event of the year and I really hope to meet as many of you as possible.  If you are able to come along to The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Edinburgh on Thursday 26 March, please emailjhogarth@spaa.org to register your place.  It promises to be a great evening with lots of opportunities to network and we have some amazing prizes up for grabs such as flights to Dubai...

Gayle Gordon - futureSPAA

 

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