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Achievement Awards

The LATA Achievement Awards recognise innovation and excellence from across the Latin American Travel Industry. We welcome entries from all tourism businesses and suppliers – destinations, resorts, individual hotels and niche enterprises, as well as global businesses such as airlines and major hotel chains.

The Awards aim to recognise and highlight true trailblazers, innovators and heroes in our industry.


Winners of the 2018 LATA Achievement awards
Winners of the 2018 LATA Achievement awards

Cruise Operator of the year
Winner – Australis
Runner up – Aqua Expeditions

Product Launch of the year
Winner – Belmond
Runner up – Maya Trails

Airline of the year
Winner – Air Europa
Runner up – Norwegian

People award
Winner – Audley Travel
Runner up – Aqua Expeditions

Hotel of the year
Winner – EcoCamp Patagonia
Runner up – Hacienda AltaGracia

Sustainability award
Winner – Amazon Nature Tours
Runner up – Condor Travel
Highly commended – Tierra Atacama

Marketing campaign of the year
Winner – Cox and Kings
Runner up – Journey Latin America

DMC/Local Operator of the year
Winner – PEAK DMC
Runner up – Cascada Expediciones
Highly commended – Vapues Tours

Tour Operator of the year
Winner – Latin Routes
Runner up – Cox and Kings



Sustainable Tourism Award – Nicaragua Tourist Board
Customer Service Award – Aqua Expeditions
Innovation & Creativity Award – Belize Tourist Board
Promotional Success Award – Darius Morgan Jr, Crillon Tours


Sustainable Tourism Award – Quinn Meyer, Crees
Runner-up – Los Potreros
Customer Service Award – Explore
Runner-up – Coltur
Innovation & Creativity Award – British Airways
Runner-up – Ecoventura
Promotional Success Award – Latin Routes
Runner-up – Air Europa


Sustainable Tourism Award – Mountain Lodges of Peru
Runner-up – Cristalino Lodge
Customer Service Award – Peru Empire
Runner-up – Hacienda Zuleta
Innovation & Creativity Award – Swoop
Runner-up – Lima Tours
Promotional Success Award – Belmond
Runner-up – Turismo Chile


Customer Service Award – Costa Rica Trails
Promotional Success Award – Senderos


Sustainable Tourism Award – Mountain Lodges of Peru
Customer Service Award – Rainforest Expeditions
Innovation & Creativity Award – Inkaterra
Promotional Success Award – Tierra Atacama/Patagonia


Sustainable Tourism Award – Amazonas Explorer
Customer Service Award – Inkaterra
Promotional Success Award – Proexport

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