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22 Feb, 2017

NEW ROUTES & PARTY POLITICS

NEW ROUTES & PARTY POLITICS   Michael O'Leary pitched up at a press conference in Edinburgh last week and announced an incredible fifteen new routes to Ryanair's winter 2017 schedule…

15 Feb, 2017

WHEN GREED AND STUPIDITY TAKE OVER.....

WHEN GREED AND STUPIDITY TAKE OVER.....   Just when you think you have heard it all before and that nothing would surprise you any more, you read about a young lottery winner who…

01 Feb, 2017

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER!

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER!   Apparently, around one fifth of the people on the planet celebrate Chinese New Year, including 1.3 Billion people in China. It's really a mark of Globalisation…

25 Jan, 2017

HANG ON TO YOUR HATS - WE COULD BE IN FOR A WILD RIDE!

Hang on to your hats - we could be in for a wild ride!     America's new President has now been inaugurated - 'the Donald' is now officially the man in charge of the world's most…

17 Jan, 2017

FAIR FA YER HONEST SONSIE FACE!

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…

12 Jan, 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

Happy New Year everyone! Most of us have been back at work for over a week now and initial signs are encouraging. Sales and activity in the leisure market have been fairly strong.…

20 Dec, 2016

TIME TO WRAP IT UP!

TIME TO WRAP IT UP!   Well that's almost it folks, another year in the travel business coming to an end.    Normally, it's quite a quiet time of year in the leisure side…

09 Feb, 2017

WILL USA TOURISM SUFFER?

WILL USA TOURISM SUFFER?      I don't want to seem obsessed with President Trump, but he is definitely the man of the moment - it hardly seems that a day goes by without some…

14 Dec, 2016

UNCERTAINTY AND OUR UNIQUE TRAVEL COMMUNITY.....

UNCERTAINTY AND OUR UNIQUE TRAVEL COMMUNITY.....   What a great day we all had at the SPAA Christmas Lunch in Club 29 Glasgow last week! Well over a hundred members and associates…

30 Nov, 2016

A RISING STAR.....

A RISING STAR.....   What a tremendous turnout by agents and suppliers at the Scottish Travel Agents Roadshow (STAR) last Thursday evening at the DoubleTree Hilton Glasgow. STAR…

24 Nov, 2016

THINGS CAN PASS YOU BY.....

THINGS CAN PASS YOU BY.....   We are often too engrossed in running our day to day business to take note of changes (or proposed changes) that can have a dramatic impact on our…

15 Nov, 2016

IS THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN?

IS THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN?   Well it's official, the world has turned upside down - the polls can't predict anything anymore, the statistical models that they are using are obviously…

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

RYANAIR LAUNCHES RECORD WINTER 2017 SCHEDULE FROM SCOTLAND
15 NEW ROUTES DELIVER 20% GROWTH, 5M CUSTOMERS Ryanair has launched its biggest-ever Scottish winter…

87TH DINNER PREPARATIONS WELL UNDER WAY!
Preparations are well under way for the SPAA 87th Dinner, which will take place on 02 March in the Crowne…

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