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I doubt too many of us were surprised at the troubles of Airfast Tickets in the UK, but trying to get to the bottom of what's happening now, and how to advise worried potential clients, is yet another challenge for hard-working travel agents that we could well do without. And it's a concern that, as of this morning, I was still able to visit the Airfast Tickets UK website and research a booking! There are lots of so-far unanswered questions - not least on this OTA's working relationship and track record with IATA and BSP - and it's vital that the regulators answer them quickly and transparently. After all, they'll be expecting airlines and agents to step in and help (as always!). Would this uncertainty have arisen if we had the SPAA's long fought for '£1 Levy'? I doubt it!

 

And speaking of transparency and mutual respect - regardless of where your preference was in the Referendum, it's clear that the public mood, not only in Scotland but also around the UK & NI regions, is strongly in favour of more local influence and control. Surely that can only be a good... 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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