After a highly successful first event last year, the Sparkle Awards are back for 2023!

How do they differ from our much-anticipated SPAA Travel Awards in November?

Of course, the November Awards mostly recognise our Principals – the companies that work with SPAA travel agencies – while the ‘Sparkles’ celebrate exceptional individual members of travel agency staff in Scotland – both Business and Leisure agents – who look after our customers every day.

For 2023, there are twelve Award categories recognising a variety of Agency roles – including two exciting new Awards*. Once again, the judging panel will come from our Sponsors, who will decide the top three Nominees in each category, and the eventual Winners.

The top three from each category will be invited to attend our Sparkle Awards Lunch at the Radisson Blu in Glasgow on Friday 8th of September, along with their line manager or the colleague who nominated them.

The Sparkle Awards Categories for 2023 are:

  • Leisure Consultant of the Year
  • Cruise Consultant of the Year
  • Touring and Adventure Consultant of the Year
  • Operations Manager of the Year – Leisure Travel
  • Business Travel Consultant of the Year
  • Operations Manager of the Year – Corporate Travel
  • Team Player of the Year (Corporate or Leisure ) *NEW Award!*
  • Corporate Account Manager of the Year – Corporate Travel
  • Agency Support Award – (non reservations)
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Luxury Consultant of the Year *NEW Award!*
  • Rising Star of the Year


Who can make a nomination?

Anyone within your Company can nominate a colleague – just be sure to clear it with

your supervisor/line-manager. Homeworkers are free to nominate a colleague!


How do I submit a nomination?

Simply complete the form below – we recommend drafting your nomination off line them copying and pasting it into the form fields.


What information do I need to include?

Tell us (in 250-300 words) why you are nominating the person, and give a couple of

examples of the ‘stand-out’ things they have done over the past year to deserve

recognition and your nomination.


Nominations open on 30th June and must be submitted by close of business on 18th

August 2023



  • All Nominations will once again be anonymous for the Judging Panel
  • All entries must be submitted through the website form.

The SPARKLE AWARDS are kindly sponsored by:

For any additional information please contact [email protected] or on

Mobile : 07795 331889