Entry criteria available via www.lata.travel  

Submissions are now open for the 8th edition of the LATA Achievement Awards recognising individuals and/or companies that have made an exceptional contribution to the development of Latin American tourism. For 2018, the awards will be bigger and better than ever with a range of new categories and a new judging panel.

For 2018, the LATA Achievement Awards judging panel will be led by Derek Moore, chairman of AITO, co-founder of Explore Worldwide and recipient of the Contribution to Adventure Travel award at the 2017 Adventure Travel Conference. Derek is joined by Aneil Bedi, director at M&C Saatchi and judge of the Travel Marketing Awards, Barbara Kolosinska, director at C&M Travel Recruitment, Quinn Meyer, founder of the CREES Foundation and Danny Callaghan, general manager of LATA.

The 2018 awards categories include tour operator of the year, cruise of the year, destination of the year, marketing campaign of the year and airline of the year.

The awards ceremony will take place on Monday 11 June during ela; Europe’s biggest B2B travel conference focused on the Latin American region.