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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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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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EMIRATES’ COMMITMENT TO SCOTLAND

EMIRATES' COMMITMENT TO SCOTLAND Emirates’ recent announcement to move into the space being vacated by Etihad at Edinburgh Airport from the autumn, with a daily service to Dubai, is…

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CAA SUGGESTS AGENCY LEEWAY ON NEW ATOL IMPLEMENTATION

CAA SUGGESTS AGENCY LEEWAY ON NEW ATOL IMPLEMENTATION Following comments from the new head of the CAA, Richard Moriarty, at the Barclays Travel Forum in London last week, the CAA apparently…

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A LUNCH, A DINNER AND A FAREWELL

A LUNCH, A DINNER AND A FAREWELL After 88 years and seven weeks, we finally got the 2018 SPAA Annual Dinner under way at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow with nearly 300 guests, after the…

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