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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' ...

​A strong and inclusive SPAA ready to take on the challenges for 2018!

I had the honour and privilege of taking over the role of President of the SPAA from Alan Glen last week at the AGM and Christmas Lunch in Glasgow. I’d like to thank Alan personally,…

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SPAA AGM & Christmas Lunch 2017

On Thursday 7th December, at the SPAA AGM 2017, the President's chain of office was passed on to incoming SPAA President Ken McLeod. Watch for a full report and pictures here at www.spaa.org ,…

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President's Silver Anniversary Report

During my time at the helm, I've been privileged to be SPAA President at some pretty stunning events (even though I say so myself), but this was definitely one of the best ever! It…

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This Silver Anniversary was solid gold!

A record-breaking 640+ SPAA Members, Associates and guests rocked the DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow to its foundations, Thursday evening celebrating the 25th Annual Travel Awards…

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Stop Fake Holiday Sickness Claims!

24/10/17 Last week there was a landmark case in a Liverpool court where a couple were given a 9 month jail sentence after being found guilty of making a fake holiday sickness claim.…

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Not long now until Awards night...

...and it's the 25th - our Silver Anniversary!

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Monarch customers - repatriated at whose expense?

11 October 2017 : Last week I expounded the virtues of the ATOL system citing the successful repatriation of all the stranded Monarch Airlines passengers.  Unfortunately, I've now got…

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Another tragic and challenging week.

04 October 2017 : Sometimes it seems as if the whole world has gone crazy and it certainly feels that way at the moment. The horrific events in Las Vegas and Marseille are nothing short…

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Welcome to the new SPAA website!

I'm pleased to be able to say a big 'welcome' to the new www.spaa.org - now live, and in full 'soft launch' operation! During the summer, we have been developing a new format and layout…

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Storm of the century!

13 September 2017 : Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc throughout the Caribbean and Florida last week. Sadly many people lost their lives and many more lost their homes or were displaced…

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Golf, retirement, influences and barriers!

29 August 2017 : We were blessed with a great turnout and fair weather for our annual SPAA Golf Day at Lanark Golf Club last week.I may be slightly biased because it is my home course,…

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Sustainable tourism

18 August 2017 Of late, I have been reading a wee bit about mass tourism and how it is affecting the locals in the countries/cities/villages in question.  It…

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