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Alan Glen

Alan jointly owns and operates Glen Travel (with his two brothers David & Douglas). Established in 1973 Glen Travel is a fully Independent, multi award-winning company with many different facets to the business including retail & wholesale operations, whilst also offering self-employed Home Worker and Franchise opportunities. Alan has been in the travel business since 1989 and is a Past President of SPAA, he first joined SPAA Council in 2010.

Gayle Gordon

Gayle Gordon is the SPAA Social Convener, responsible for our Annual Travel Awards and Summer Ball, and has been a Council member since 2012. Starting her journey with the SPAA being responsible for the youth in the industry. Gayle has progressed on Council and has held roles including Quiz Convener and Social Media Convener. Gayle has worked with Clyde Travel Management through various roles since 1998, her career as a trainee Business Travel Consultant, then switching to Leisure Travel and spent many years selling wonderful holidays to her customers. Gayle has a passion for Marine and Corporate Travel so was delighted when Clyde Travel gave her the opportunity to become Customer Relations Manager, a role which she loves!

Paul Cronje

Paul Cronje is Director of Clyde Travel Management, specialising in marine, energy and corporate travel and head quartered in Glasgow. Having joined the travel industry in 2001 as a leisure travel consultant, Paul moved into the corporate travel environment seven years later and today has over 20 years’ experience across the wider industry. He joined the SPAA Council in 2019.

Kennedy Cree

Kennedy has been a member of SPAA Council since 2012 and has held the role of Cruise Convener since 2014. Kennedy is the general manager of Scotia Travel, based in Glasgow City Centre and has been with Scotia since 1985, albeit with a 2-year stint as Superbreaks’ “Man in Scotland” in the early 90’s. Scotia Travel, or Scotia Tours as originally known, have been around since 1938, and now focus on cruise, long haul and tailor-made travel.

Moira Lumsden

Moira is a Homeworker for Miles Morgan Travel based in St Andrews and is the only Scottish Employee for the Company. Moira has been in the travel industry since 1981 starting as soon as she left school and spent 34 years working for Thomas Cook in Dundee. She joined the SPAA Council in 2020. After spending all her working life in travel, Moira is still as passionate about travel as she was when she started.

Irene Darracott

Irene’s career in travel started with Portman Travel in 1975. 36 years later, after 10 years in business travel and 26 in retail, specialising in luxury leisure travel and group and incentive markets for corporate clients, she decided it was time to move on. She headed to the East to Connoisseur Travel for 7 years and then to Kenneth Macleod Travel for 3 years. Irene now works with her long-standing client base from home. Travel is in her blood. Being involved with the SPAA has been a huge part of Irene’s journey. Irene has served on Council since 1992 most recently as Charity Convener.

Jimmy Martin

Jimmy is the owner of award-winning Jimmy Martin Travel, an Independent Travel Agency based in Stockbridge, Edinburgh. Having been a President of the SPAA twice and a member of the council since 2004, Jimmy has always worked in the leisure sector of the industry, having learnt his apprenticeship at the famous late booking agency, Frutin Travel in Leith, his hometown, from where he worked as a brochure boy and ended up Managing Director. In 2021 Jimmy took over Frutin Travel and incorporated it into his organisation.

Julian Stark

Julian owns Kenneth Macleod Travel, an Independent Travel Agent based in Giffnock, Glasgow. He began his working life with the Clydesdale Bank in Bath Street, Glasgow before realising his aviation interests were better served in travel. In 1979 he started with P&O Travel in Bothwell Street, Glasgow before moving along the road to Kenneth Macleod Travel in 1983 where he was part of a MBO in 1993. Julian joined SPAA Council in 2020.

John Barr

John is owner of Stelar Travel in Stenhousemuir and joint owner of Ian Dickson Travel in Edinburgh. John started his long journey in the industry in 1983 as a YTS at A. T. Mays before going on to Sibbald Travel and then Ian Dickson Travel. Although most of his time has been concentrated in the Leisure Travel area John has dipped his toe into most other areas of travel on occasion. He started Stelar Travel in 2017 in Stenhousemuir and re-joined Ian Dickson Travel as part owner and Managing Director in 2021. John has been on the SPAA Council since December 2020.

Aman Kohli

Aman Kohli has been in the travel industry for over 40 years and has served on SPAA Council since 2007. His company, Kohli Travel, has always specialised in VFR (Visit Friends and Relatives) flights to The Asian subcontinent and the Far East. After reviving the Quiz in 2007. Aman then became the Dinner Convener with other roles including serving on Air Committee and the APJC (The Air Passenger Joint Council).