Scotland’s top travel agents and suppliers were honoured at the prestigious Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) awards ceremony last night.
A total of 650 people attended the biggest event in the Scottish travel industry’s calendar at the Doubletree Hilton in Glasgow city centre.
The winners were evenly spread across the industry, although SuperBreak scooped three awards out of four in the Short Breaks & UK holidays section.
The supplier won Hotel Booking/ Accommodation Supplier of the Year; UK Holiday Operator of the Year; and European City Break Supplier of the Year.
Jet2holidays won Short Haul Tour Operator of the Year, while ever-growing operator If Only scooped the Luxury Tour Operator of the Year prize.
Travel 2 took home Independent Long-Haul Operator of the year and Consolidator of the Year in the Technology Ground & Service Awards section.
In the agency awards, Stewart Travel in Prestwick won the Large Leisure Agency of the Year, while Glen Travel bagged the Small Leisure Agency of the Year gong.
Fiona Bibby, from The Travel Architect, won the Home Worker of the Year.
In the Cruise & Ferry Awards, Royal Caribbean took home the Ocean Cruise Company of the Year, and Celebrity Cruises won the award for the best Premium Cruise Company of the Year.
SPAA president Ken McLeod said: “The annual SPAA travel awards remains one the biggest events in the Scottish travel industry calendar and recognises those who are working so hard to support an industry which is a key driver of the nation’s economy.
“Every year, we give agents operating in Scotland the opportunity to express their appreciation for prominent companies in the travel sector which they have worked closely with. In turn, travel businesses across Scotland receive acknowledgement for their dedication to the industry that continues to prosper with their support.
“Our annual travel awards ceremony remains a testament to the commitment of our partners in the industry and is a celebration of their achievements and collaboration with other business in the sector.
“Every year, the travel industry in Scotland continues to build on its previous successes and as an association, it is our honour to be able to recognise such hard work.”
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