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LATA Committee

The LATA Executive Committee is made of a board of volunteers from across the LATA Membership. The Committee meets regularly throughout the year to discuss ongoing projects and initiatives.
 

COLIN STEWART – LATA CHAIRMAN

Colin is the UK Director of Air Europa, leading Spanish airline with a ever growing network to Latin America. Colin has successfully launched Spain’s largest privately owned airline into the world’s most challenging and competitive market delivering year on year double digit growth since 2009. Colin joined the LATA committee in 2017.
 
 
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LYN HUGHES – VICE CHAIR

Lyn is Managing Director, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Wanderlust magazine, The UK’s Multi-award winning and top magazine for cultural, authentic, experiential and adventurous travel. With readers around the world and a vibrant website too. Wanderlust also produces LATA’s annual LATA Guide to Latin America. Lyn joined the LATA Committee in 2005.
 

BIBIANA GARSIDE – HONORARY SECRETARY

Bibiana is the founder and Managing Director of HighLives Travel, a Tour Operator specializing in tailor made & small group tours Bolivia, the Andes, South America, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina and more. Bibiana joined the LATA Committee in 2014 and became Honorary Secretary in 2015.
 
 

QUINN MEYER – TREASURER

Quinn is Founder and Director of Crees Foundation, a Peruvian based not for profit organisation, dedicated to supporting a sustainable Amazon through better understanding of the value of the rainforest and helping local people to access its resources in ways that are both profitable and that will preserve the forest for the future. Quinn joined the the LATA Committee in 2016.
 
 
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SIMON EVANS

Simon is the UK Manager at Chimu Adventures, a Tour Operator offering full flexible, guaranteed itineraries to Latin America, plus expedition cruises to Antarctica. Simon joined the LATA Committee in 2015.
 
 

WENDY MCNEILL

Wendy is Founder of Wendy McNeill Representation, representing a hand-picked selection of travel suppliers with a  passion for product and relationship building. Wendy joined the LATA Committee in 2009.
 
 
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SILVIA VIZZONI

Silvia Vizzoni is Founder and Director of The BigBlue Collection, a travel and tourism representation company focusing on the day to day management and business development of worldwide travel products and services in the UK & Ireland, Italy and Spain. Silvia joined the LATA Committee in 2016.
 
 

WILL BOOCOCK

Will is Head of Region Americas at Original Travel, an award-winning, creative, luxury travel company offering unique tailor-made holidays worldwide. They specialise in Honeymoons, Family travel, Expert-led journeys, Experience-filled adventures, Safaris, Big short breaks. Will joined the LATA Committee in 2016.
 
 

TRUDI PEARCE

Trudi is the Director of Responsible Tourism Brighter Group. Brighter are the Uk representation for the Belize Tourist Board, the leading and governing body,
focused on steady advancements in the overall Belize tourism experience.
 
 

JOHN SADLER

John is the Director of Peloton Grey, the publisher of Footprint Guides, The Latin American experts and twice voted by LATA as “publishers of the most informative guides on the market”. Our flagship book, The South American Handbook, is regarded by many as the “travellers bible” and we now have over 40 individual titles covering the region. John joined the committee in 2017.

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Megan Greaves
Executive Manager

Telephone: 0203 713 6688
Email: info@lata.travel