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The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association

Our mission is to ensure the Scottish travel marketplace is fair for consumers and travel agents. Representing all
of Scotland's major travel agents and working with our Associate members we tackle the biggest regulatory,
legislative and commercial challenges facing our industry.
We are the voice of Scotland's travel profession.

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From the President

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL

Well, the SPAA Awards Dinner #SPAAawards went down well last Thursday at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow - especially, judging by having to stop the DJ at 4.30am on Friday morning to let the bar staff go home!

620 guests, Abba, a weather man, Big Vern and the Shootahs, 33 awards, an excellent dinner and a DJ in the bar all added up to a fabulous night in the Scottish travel calendar once again. In fact, everyone in the room became a winner even before the Awards started, when Stena Line offered a gift to every guest - a very generous gesture by Adam Bothwell and his team at Stena Line, and much appreciated by all.

STV’s Sean Batty compered the usual raucous audience, as the winners came thick and fast, all of which can be viewed on our website at www.spaa.org…

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