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The SPAA (Scottish Passenger Agents' Association) today 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. The Association is managed by an elected Council, and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Secretariat of three - a Secretary, Treasurer and Publisher. Day to day and media contact is conducted through a designated group of Principal Contacts, and specific areas of travel sector affairs and SPAA activities are managed by the SPAA's Committees, details of which appear below.

Direct Contacts

Alan Glen

Alan Glen SPAA President

Glen Travel
6 Clydeview Shopping Centre Blantyre Glasgow G72 0QD

Sandy MacPherson

Sandy MacPherson SPAA Treasurer (+ Political Convener)

8 Queens View, Marine Parade, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 8LF

Janice Hogarth

Janice Hogarth SPAA Secretary

16/6 Tollbooth Wynd, Edinburgh EH6 6DW

Matt Bates

Matt Bates SPAA Publisher + Web Editor

The Bates Consultancy, 32d North Shore Road, Troon KA10 6QZ

Irene Darracott

Irene Darracott Convener - Cruise

Alan Milne

Alan Milne Convener - Rail

D P & L Travel
4 Logies Lane StAndrews KY16 9NL

Joanne Dooey

Joanne Dooey Convener - Leisure Travel, Social Events & Awards

Love to Travel

Aman Kohli

Aman Kohli Convener - Dinner Committee

Kohli Travel
228 Woodlands Road Glasgow G3 6LN

Gayle Gordon

Gayle Gordon Convener - Social Media & futureSPAA

Alba Travel
43 Church Street Inverness IV1 1DR

Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod Vice President + Convener - Air

Advantage Travel Centres
21 Provost Street London N1 7NH

Douglas Morrison

Douglas Morrison Convener - SPAA Quiz

Costwatchers

Kennedy Cree

Kennedy Cree Council Member

Scotia Travel

Sandy MacPherson

Sandy MacPherson SPAA Treasurer (+ Political Convener)

8 Queens View, Marine Parade, Kirn, Dunoon PA23 8LF

Jimmy Martin

Jimmy Martin SPAA Immediate Past President + Convener - Leisure

Jimmy Martin Travel
94 Raeburn Place Edinburgh EH4 1HH

Alan Glen

Alan Glen SPAA President + Convener - Golf

Glen Travel
6 Clydeview Shopping Centre Blantyre Glasgow G72 0QD

Jimmy Martin

Jimmy Martin SPAA Immediate Past President + Convener - Leisure

94 Raeburn Place Edinburgh EH4 1HH

Irene Darracott

Irene Darracott Convener - Cruise, Travel Quiz & Charity

Joanne Dooey

Joanne Dooey Convener - Leisure Travel, Social Events & Awards, STAR

Love to Travel

Aman Kohli

Aman Kohli Convener - Dinner Committee

Kohli Travel
228 Woodlands Road Glasgow G3 6LN

Alan Milne

Alan Milne Convener - Rail

D P & L Travel
4 Logies Lane StAndrews KY16 9NL

Gayle Gordon

Gayle Gordon Convener - Social Media & futureSPAA

Alba Travel
4 Church Street Inverness IV1 1DR

Sandy MacPherson

Sandy MacPherson SPAA Treasurer & Political Convener

8 Queens View Marine Parade Kirn Dunoon PA23 8LF

Alan Glen

Alan Glen President + Convener - Golf

Glen Travel
6 Clydeview Shopping Centre Blantyre Glasgow G72 0QD

Committees

Irene Darracott looks after all aspects of the SPAA's Annual Travel Quiz.

Members may contact Irene at [email protected].

Aman Kohli is Convener of the Dinner Committee, and amongst the Members are Joanne Dooey, Tim Roulston and Drew Stewart.

Members may contact Aman at [email protected].

Sandy MacPherson is SPAA Political Convener.

Members may contact Sandy at [email protected] with any issues which may be of concern.

Gayle Gordon and Janice Hogarth look after the STAR event.

Members may contact Gayle at [email protected] and Janice at [email protected].

Convener - Ken McLeod. Members include Aman Kohli and Douglas Morrison. The aims of this committee are:-

To maintain an effective dialogue with a range of airlines, in particular those who operate from and within Scotland and who are vital to the industry in Scotland.

To represent the best interests of SPAA members in regular discussions with those airlines.

To promote the value of members as an effective and efficient means of distribution on behalf of the airlines.

To help ensure that members are kept fully up to date on all airline developments and policies which may impact upon their day to day business.

To take forward to airlines, the views and concerns brought to the Air Committee by members of the Association.

To have effective dialogue with the four main GDS suppliers, Amadeus, Galileo, Sabre and Worldspan. This vital sector of the industry is essential to the smooth running of systems between members and principals and the Committee works to make certain that SPAA members' views are to the fore when any changes are planned or difficulties encountered which may impact on the day-to-day running of members' companies.

Members may contact Alan at [email protected] with any issues which may be of concern.

Brian Potter looks after any issues related to the APJC in respect of its operation in Scotland, with the assistance of Observer Sandy MacPherson. Members may contact Brian at [email protected] with issues of concern.

Alan Glen is SPAA Golf Convener.

Members may contact Alan at aglen[email protected] 

Joanne Dooey is Convener of the Social & Awards Committee, and Irene Darracott, Gayle Gordon and Aman Kohli serve as Members. The Committee looks after all aspects of the Spring + Autumn Networking Lunches; the Annual Summer Ball in June, and the Annual Travel Awards in November.

Irene Darracott has responsibility for matters relating the charities.

Details of SPAA social events will be published in the Diary section of www.spaa.org.

Members may contact the Social Events Committee at [email protected].

Alan Milne is Convener of the Rail Committee and he may be contacted at [email protected].

Gayle Gordon is Convener of Social Media.

Members may contact Gayle at [email protected].

Irene Darracott is Convener of the Cruise Committee, with Kennedy Cree and Alan Milne serving as Members.

Members may contact the Cruise Committee at [email protected] with any issued which may be of concern.

Jimmy Martin is Convener of the Leisure Committee, and the Members include Alan Glen, Gayle Gordon and Alan Milne. The aims of this Committee are:-

To communicate effectively with tour operator partners to ensure that information is distributed to both Committee and the membership timeously in order that all members be fully aware of the developments and policies which will impact on their day to day business.

To be aware of market trends on a monthly basis to establish how our tour operator partners are performing – particularly in the Scottish marketplace, and to assist with remedial action where appropriate.

To ensure that distribution policies of these operators are fair and equitable to all of our members and that pricing is on a "level playing field".

Members may contact the Leisure Committee at [email protected]  with any issues which may be of concern.

Kevin Thom is Convenor and the Members are Jimmy Martin, and Brian Potter. Matters of interest may be communicated to [email protected].