Lata foundation winning pub quiz team Audley Travel

LATA Foundation raises over £2000 at annual travel industry pub quiz

The LATA Foundation has raised more than £2000 at its annual travel industry pub quiz which took place on June 4 in central London.

It was attended by more than 90 travel industry guests. The funds will be invested into the foundation's core charity initiatives in Latin America.

Sponsored by the Guyana Tourism Authority, and supported by Air Europa as well as many organisations and individuals, the quiz was attended by most of the UK’s major Latin America tour operators split into 14 company teams.

The evening kicked off with a short introduction from the foundation's chairman Chris Pickard. He outlined the foundation's main ambitions before handing over the floor to the Guyana Tourism Authority. 

UK representative Kate McWilliams and Tony Thorne from Wilderness Explorers showcased some of Guyana’s highlights including the Kaieteur Falls, wildlife and bird-watching opportunities and examples of community led and owned tourism projects in the country.

Later, quiz master Jim Ashworth took to the mic to test the teams across a range of classic pub quiz genres with the Latin American travel industry battling it out to become the winners. Audley Travel took the top spot by just two points, followed by Journey Latin America in second place.

The winners were each treated to a bottle of South American wine, before the raffle draw which concluded with the star prize of two flights to Latin America, flying with Air Europa, won by Adam Lloyds from Wanderlust.

Chris Pickard said: “On behalf of the Trustees of the LATA Foundation we would like to thank everyone - individuals and companies - that were involved in the annual LATA Foundation pub quiz. It does not matter if you came along to take part, supported the raffle, or were involved with the organisation, we, and the people you are helping in Latin America, "Thank You". We are of course absolutely delighted to have raised over £2000 at the quiz."


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