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Fair fa yer honest sonsie face!

Well it's nearly that time of year again - I'm not just talking about the traditional Burns Night - the 'Address Tae The Haggis'  has a special significance for the Scottish Travel Trade and for the President of the SPAA in particular. 

Every year at the annual traditional dinner, the President has to perform the entire eight verses of Burns' 'Address Tae the Haggis' from memory. Quite a challenge, I can tell you!

Well, as far as the 'Address' goes, I'm as ready as I'll ever be - but there is one significant change that we have made to the event this year. For the first time in its 87 year history, the date of the dinner has been changed from the end of February to the beginning of March - 2nd March to be precise - Crowne Plaza Glasgow, so please put the date in your diary. 

This year our speakers include Gordon Wilson, President and CEO of Travelport and Bill Turnbull, ex BBC News anchorman. So two big hitters, who will hopefully have some interesting insights and stories for us!
 
We will also have the traditional pipes and drums, not to mention the after party drinks and entertainment courtesy of American Airlines. 
 
Should be a great night - see you there for a wee bit of Burns, Haggis, Whisky and hopefully some travel stories to remember! 
 
 
Alan Glen SPAA President
17 January 2017
 
 
 
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