Tui rejoins SPAA after a decade

Tui UK & Ireland is rejoining the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association after a gap of ten years.

The largest UK travel group hopes to develop a stronger rapport between its agencies and the SPAA as more consumers return to the high street to book holidays.

SPAA president Joanne Dooey said: “The travel sector has faced a particularly turbulent time in the past 24 months, and we firmly believe that the best approach to addressing these challenges is for the industry to come together with one voice.

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“Tui is a household name in Scotland and has built a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience over many years. I believe the company and its employees will make an exceptional contribution to the SPAA.”

She added: “Although the industry has faced some testing times there have been many successes too.

“We’re now seeing something of a resurgence, with consumers returning to high street travel agents because they seek the security and comfort of a human touch point with experienced travel advisors looking after their travel arrangements.

“We look forward to working with Tui as we continue to address the major issues that affect the industry and our customers.”

Tui UK retail director Belinda Vazquez said: “We’re really excited to once again be a member of SPAA.

“We already work closely with our key Scottish travel agent partners and hope that we can develop these relationships further and work with other members to support the Scottish travel marketplace.

“Our membership will also allow us to develop a stronger relationship between SPAA and our Tui retail network. We’re looking forward to the opportunities this will bring for all parties.”

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