The Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) will start its 100th anniversary celebrations this week with an online event ahead of its planned centenary dinner.

With 120 members and 92 associates, the SPAA is the world’s oldest organisation representing travel agents.

virtual event for members and associates is being held this Thursday (March 4) to mark its centenary.

The event will coincide with the original date for the association’s annual dinner while the face-to-face centenary dinner has been rescheduled to September 9, 2021.

President Joanne Dooey (pictured) said: “No need to RSVP this year, the dress code is rather more fluid than for our previous events and there’s no need for a designated driver.

“We’re hoping that everyone will join us for a warm and inviting start to our centenary celebrations and a chance to toast the SPAA with a dram or a cocktail of your choice.

“It’s been a year like no one can remember before, and one which has brought unprecedented challenges for everyone in the travel sector.

“Thursday night will give us all the chance to look back over the last 100 years and to look forward whilst enjoying the company of our friends in the travel industry.”

She added: “As we await the path to recovery for global travel, our pre-centenary dinner will be an opportunity for us all to get together and celebrate our industry, to toast our colleagues and friends and to look forwards to our future journey.”