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I’m a TREEKLED Baxterbear from worldofbaxterbear.com, after enjoying another Black Tie Awards Dinner this time in Glasgow.

I was invited to the SPAA Awards dinner in November to help celebrate all that is good with the travel trade in Scotland and to assist in helping CHAS. I met the President of the SPAA, Mr Jimmy Martin, and Tour Operators, Airlines, Cruise companies and travel agents. As always many photo’s were taken and here are a few from the collection. I was honoured to be asked to draw the 2 prizes for the evening for Emirates and Amadeus. Congratulations to all who won prizes and Awards see below.

Baxterbear would also like to congratulate the nights winners:

HOLIDAY AWARDS

Best Ski Operator : Inghams

Best Mainstream Short Haul Tour Operator : Jet2holidays

Best Independent Short Haul Operator : Classic Collection

Best Mainstream Long Haul Tour Operator : Kuoni

Best Independent Long Haul Operator : If Only…

Best Overall Operator : If Only…

CRUISE & FERRY AWARDS

Best Mainstream Cruise Company : NCL Norwegian Cruise Lines

Best Luxury Cruise Company : Silversea

Best Specialist Cruise Company : Hurtigruten

Best Ferry Operator : Stena Line

HOTELS/SHORT BREAKS & UK HOLIDAYS

Best Hotel Group : Hilton Hotels & Resorts

Best Hotel Only Provider : SuperBreak

Best UK Holiday Company SuperBreak

Best European Short Break Provider : Osprey Holidays

TECHNOLOGY/GROUND & SERVICE AWARDS

Best Agency Sales Support Team : Emirates

Best Technology Supplier : Amadeus

Best Car Hire Supplier : Affordable Car Hire

Best Holiday Essentials Supplier : Holiday Extras

Best Consolidator : Travel 2

AIRLINE AWARDS

Best Holiday Airline : jet2.com

Best Domestic Airline : British Airways

Best European Airline : KLM

Best Transatlantic Airline : United Airlines

Best Worldwide Airline : Emirates

Glasgow Airport Award : Icelandair

Edinburgh Airport Award : Lufthansa

BEST REPRESENTATIVE AWARDS

Leisure : Anita Garcia, Prestige Holidays

Cruise : Martin Maclaren, NCL Norwegian Cruise Line

Airline : Shirley Saadi, Emirates

TRAVEL AGENCY AWARDS

Best Large Business Travel Agent : Munro’s Travel Group

Best Small Business Travel Agent : Jigsaw Travel

Best Home Worker : Doug Muir

Best Large Leisure Agency : Stewart Travel, Prestwick

Best Small Leisure Agency : Connoisseur Travel