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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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AIRPORT INNOVATION ALWAYS GOOD NEWS

This summer Manchester Airport will open a new stand-alone VIP Terminal, which is not really news in itself, however - according to the publicity, the way it operates will be, a dedicated…

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WELCOME TO 2019!

So what is this brand new year going to bring us? 2018 had its fair share of ups and downs, and no doubt this year will have its own challenges, especially where Brexit is concerned.…

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HERE’S TO A POSITIVE 2019!

Just in time for Christmas, the scare stories have started to emerge about problems the travel industry and those who wish to travel will encounter should there be no deal over Brexit…

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OUR BIGGEST CHRISTMAS LUNCH PROVIDES GOOD CHEER FOR CHALLENGES OF 2019

The 6th December saw the SPAA holding our Annual Christmas Network Lunch, which for the first time had a waitlist of guests to attend. With over 130 enthusiastic attendees from near…

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STAR EVENT IN GLASGOW

The latest SPAA STAR event took place in Glasgow earlier this week, with over 50 operators from tour companies, airlines, cruise companies, car rental and rail who set the scene for…

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SPAA STEP UP INFLUENCE WITH THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT

Following our all-party Parliamentary event earlier this year in June, this week, representatives from the SPAA Council sat down for dinner in Edinburgh with twenty members of the Conservative…

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TRUTH, TRUST AND EXTRAORDINARY STORIES

ABTA’s Travel Convention in Seville last week was short in duration but big on content. It might not be for everyone, as the pitch is very much directed at the strategists and management…

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CHANCELLOR - YOUR COUNTRY EXPECTS!

The definition of the word “tax” in the dictionary includes words such as “burden”, “encumbrance”, “strain”, “stress”, “drain” and “imposition” along with the obvious one we all know…

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