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SPAA 85th ANNUAL DINNER, GLASGOW, 2015
President's Welcome; the Sponsors; Guests and Toast to World Travel & Tourism

"Welcome, Ladies and Gentlemen, to the 85th Scottish Passenger Agents Association Dinner, and, as the oldest travel trade organisation in the world, it is a great honour once again for me to address you as President, for the final time in my tenure.

Tonight, once again, I am nervous, as you will hear in my voice, that even having addressed you on three previous occasions as SPAA President tonight is like starting all over again. When addressing industry colleagues, it makes it all the more edgy, shall we say... and more so, when there are a few more of you here this year Nearly 300 so it is lovely to see you all!

The 85th Dinner is undoubtedly a major achievement for any organisation, a momentous event and totally unrivalled in our industry, more so, one, that is a non-commercial organisation in today’s age of profit driven pay. If I may take you back to the origins of the SPAA, not to bore you with knowledge, but to let you know and understand that the values of then  are STILL the values we pride ourselves on today.

The Mission Statement of 1934 states ‘ An Association of Scottish Passenger Agents be formed with a view to the safeguarding of Scottish interests by a body closely in touch with local conditions and requirements… to read more click on President's Column below. 

Jimmy Martin - SPAA President

To view the full text of the President's Toast to World Travel & Tourism click here ...
To read Stuart Leven's (RCI) Reply to the Toast - 'Travel from the Inside' click here ...
... and for all the pictures from the Dinner - click on Gallery above
 
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Happy New Year everyone!! I hope you all had a great time over the festive period and are now all fired up for the peak booking season.  It has been a very busy a start to the year up here in the Highlands and trust it has been the same for all of you.

Apologies in advance for the length of this newsletter, but there is just so much information that I need to share with you…

Gayle Gordon - futureSPAA

 

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