The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association is inviting agents to vote ahead of its 15th annual travel awards in November.


The awards, sponsored by Travel Weekly, Amadeus and BAA Scotland, comprise 21 categories including best airline green policy and best agent-friendly website.


The association is also taking nominations for its newest award, the SPAA Young Personality of the Year.


Candidates must be under 25 with a minimum of six months’ travel experience. The winner–who will take over from Connoisseur Travel’s Ceri Hawco – will win transatlantic flights from KLM, accommodation in Miami from Travel 4 and a three–night Bahamas cruise from Royal Caribbean International.


And for the first time, four Travel Weekly Agent Excellence Awards will be presented at the event.


Social convenor Joyce Milne and vice–president Brian Potter will present the evening and promise a night of entertainment.


Secretary Alisdair Tannahil said: “This is the biggest travel event of the year in Scotland. We have just 16 places left for the dinner, so don’t leave it too late.”


This is a chance for agents to acknowledgethecompanies thathave most impressed them. One vote is allowed per counter staff member – not agency – but entries must come from agents working in Scotland.


Nomination forms, see page 41, should be sent to Alisdair Tannahil, secretary, SPAA, 22 Dunvegan Avenue, Gourock, PA19 1AE by October 12.


The ceremony will take place at the Hilton hotel in Glasgow on November 8.