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SPAA President : Ken McLeod

Ken McLeod, of the Advantage Travel Partnership, currently serves as SPAA President. He has a particular interest in licensing and aviation-related matters.

Ken is a keen golfer.

In his role as SPAA President, he writes a weekly column for SPAA Today and the Association's website. To read Ken's weekly columns (and those of Immediate Past President Alan Glen, simply scroll down this archive and click on 'More' ...

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BA Data breach is a warning for everyone

BA Data breach is a warning for everyone It didn’t take long for the GDPR rules to kick in to affect the travel industry. The BA data breach, where 380,000 customers were hacked -…

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The Streets Of Edinburgh

The Proclaimers’ new song “The Streets of Edinburgh” comes at a time when the city is looking very carefully at those streets and the accommodation lining them. The travel trade media…

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ALL CHANGE!

The changes in airline fare distribution continue to gather pace, with British Airways at the heart of the UK’s progress implementing IATA’s New Distribution Capability. NDC was borne…

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IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

I had the privilege last week of spending a couple of nights on the Azamara Pursuit, the newest addition to the their fleet and increasing capacity by 50%. The origin of the name Azamara…

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PACKAGE TRAVEL DIRECTIVE RULES NEED FURTHER DEFINITION

The challenges of trying to get to grips with the new Package Travel Directive and ATOL rules, which came into force on 1st July, are not simple.I've already heard of a number of…

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SPAA DISCUSS BREXIT IMPLICATIONS WITH MSP’S

Last week the SPAA hosted a dinner in Edinburgh for ten MSP’s from the Scottish Government, along with other interested parties such as ABTA, Visit Scotland and representatives of airlines…

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FROM THE WEST TO THE EAST

Last week saw the Fruitmarket in Glasgow turn into a Western Saloon with cowboys, cowgirls and a smattering of Indians on the horizon as 250 of the SPAA faithful dined and danced the…

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NEWS ON ATOL AND APD – OR RATHER, NO NEWS

NEWS ON ATOL AND APD – OR RATHER, NO NEWS Where Governments are concerned, you never really know whether it is incompetence, deliberate tactics, or just not understanding what makes…

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