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Welcome to the SPAA Media Centre

In this section, you will find links to our latest News Releases and archive; useful documents related to Association work and activities; details of who to contact for more specific information, and a potted history of the SPAA - the world's oldest travel association, established in 1921, Please do make full use of these facilities, and feel free to be in contact if we can assist you further.

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SPAA Contacts

Principal Contacts, Council and all Committee members are listed with full contact details on the About Us page.

History of SPAA

Founded in 1921 by a small group of passenger steamship agents, during what was an era of rapid growth in emigration from Scotland to North America, the Scottish Passenger Agents' Association is today the World's longest established travel organisation of its type, with an enduring reputation for objectivity and tenacity in defending the interests of its Membership, and the wider travel community within Scotland and beyond, and well-recognised integrity. In 1923, with the aim of 'providing the opportunity for Scottish Agents to meet or renew the acquaintanceship of their Principals', the Association's Council conceived the Scottish Passenger Agents' Annual Dinner which, in February of 2015 will celebrate its 85th Anniversary; and 'the Dinner' remains one of the UK travel sector's most prestigious occasions.

looking backwards ... moving forwards

Today the SPAA represents all of Scotland's major travel agents within its Membership, working increasingly pro-actively with a growing group of Associate Members – our Principals – to address the issues and meet the challenges of the constantly changing travel marketplace, thereby protecting the interests of our mutual clients throughout the nation and beyond.

For more information, please contact

Janice Hogarth – Secretary
Telephone: 07795 331889
Email: [email protected]



SPAA Diary

  • Thursday 02 March 2017 - Crowne Plaza, Glasgow
    87th Annual SPAA Dinner
  • Thursday 30 March 2017 - George Hotel, Edinburgh
    STAR Exhibition Edinburgh
  • Thursday 20 April 2017 - Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow
    Spring Seminar & Networking Lunch
SPAA Diary

SPAA + Associate News

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