Back The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) opens registration for flagship LATA Achievement Awards 2019

The Latin American Travel Association (LATA) has recently opened submissions for the annual LATA Achievement Awards.

Now in its 9th edition, the LATA Achievement Awards recognise individuals and/or companies who have made exceptional contributions to the development of travel to Latin America, and reward initiatives and efforts made by the tourism industry to bring the region closer to the UK.

In 2019, the awards will feature ten categories including:

  • Airline of the year
  • Cruise operator of the year
  • Destination of the year
  • DMC / local operator of the year
  • Hotel of the year
  • Tour operator of the year
  • Product launch of the year
  • People award
  • Sustainable tourism award
  • Marketing campaign of the year

The winners of the LATA Achievement Awards will be selected by a top-tier judging panel composed of key figures from the Latin American travel industry including Derek Moore; chairman of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO), Barbara Kolosinska; managing director of C&M Recruitment, Aneil Bedi; founder of Brand Agents, Quinn Meyer; founder of Crees Manu and LATA committee member, and Danny Callaghan; general manager of LATA.

The winners will be announced at LATA’s prestigious B2B travel trade show, Experience Latin America (ELA) on Monday 10 June.

Colin Stewart, Chairman of LATA says: “We are delighted to be welcoming the ninth edition of the LATA Achievement Awards. Whilst the awards aim to celebrate the growth and development of the Latin America tourism industry, they also recognise the hard work that individuals and companies dedicate towards raising awareness of the region as an exceptional tourism destination, improve visitor experience, and bring the UK closer to Latin America. We look forward to welcoming LATA members, as well as key members of the Latin American tourism industry to the LATA Achievement Awards 2019”.

The deadline for submission for the LATA Achievement Awards is 26 April. Submissions must be for activity during the period 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

For more information about the awards and to submit an entry please visit the website here. Tour operators and agents interested in attending ELA 2019 can register here.