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19 Aug, 2017

Sustainable tourism

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM   Of late, I have been reading a wee bit about mass tourism and how it is affecting the locals in the countries/cities/villages…

05 Jul, 2017

A roaring success!

A roaring success!   By all accounts the SPAA Summer Ball at the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh last week was a roaring success.   The Great Gatsby theme went down a storm with nearly…

10 Aug, 2017

The ever changing dynamics in the Airline World.....

The ever changing dynamics in the Airline World.....     Richard Branson recently announced the sale of 31 per cent of Virgin Atlantic to KLM/AF…

28 Jun, 2017

New approach with a birds eye view....

New approach with a birds eye view....As I headed south to London City Airport this week for the ABTA aviation committee meeting, little did I know how the journey would make me feel.The…

21 Jun, 2017

The Great Gatsby SPAA Summer Ball 29th June 2017

The Great Gatsby SPAA Summer Ball 29th June 2017    I hope you are all getting ready for the next big event in the Scottish travel diary - the SPAA Summer Ball at the fabulous Balmoral…

11 Jun, 2017

A week is a long time in politics!

A week is a long time in politics!   I usually refrain from getting involved in public debate about politics - I adhere to the old rule in Scotland, when going out for a drink - if…

06 Jun, 2017

United we stand!

United we stand!  As more details emerge of the horrific incidents in London at the weekend - one thing comes across to me loud and clear - that is the bravery and empathy shown by…

31 Jul, 2017

Getting back in the swing!

Getting back in the swing!   It's holiday time for our clients - but also for many of us who choose to be away at this time of year. When you come back from holiday, sometimes…

29 May, 2017

Computer Chaos

Computer Chaos..... No doubt you will all have heard of the massive disruption at Heathrow and across the globe caused by the IT systems crash at British Airways. It happened on…

19 May, 2017

Quizzes, Research and Heading for the Roaring 20's!

Quizzes, Research and Heading for the Roaring 20's!   We are currently doing the rounds of Scotland with the quiz heats and 'face to face' Member/Associate lunches. So far, we…

12 May, 2017

You can't be too careful out there!

You can't be too careful out there!   New figures show that holiday scams are on the rise! 5,826 reported cases with an average loss of £1,200 per victim means that approximately…

05 May, 2017

Get your thinking caps on!

Get your thinking caps on!   We all know that May can be a strange month for Travel in many ways:It's a great month for last minute deals - there are some fabulous prices out there…

SPAA Diary

  • Thursday 24 August 2017
    Golf Day - Lanark Golf Club
  • Thursday 07 September 2017 - Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Edinburgh
    Autumn Seminar & Networking Lunch
  • Thursday 14 September 2017 - Douglas Hotel, Aberdeen
    STAR Exhibition Aberdeen
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£80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport Construction work on extension begins
£80 million investment plan for Edinburgh Airport Construction work on extension begins.   Building…

Time to tee-up your Tee Time for the SPAA Golf Day 2017
This year's SPAA Golf Day will take place at Lanark Golf Club on Thursday 24th August, and as always…

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