Social Responsibility

Our Commitment to Social Responsibility  

At Revealed Travel, we strongly believe in providing support and help for social projects in the regions where we work. In South-East Asia our ground agents have introduced us to a number of social projects such as an orphanage in Cambodia and a restaurant in Laos which provides training and job opportunities for disadvantaged youths. Visiting such projects adds a different dimension to a holiday.

In Latin America we are working with the travel industry to support social projects throughout the region. These projects are helping to transform lives, providing clean water, dental or medical support and practical training to provide people with new skills in Mexico, Central and South America.

The LATA Foundation was set up by LATA – the Latin America Travel Association – bringing together tourist boards, airlines, tour operators, hotels, ground agents, travel publishers, PR companies and the press to put something back into the countries and region where we all work.

Since it was formed in 2007, the LATA Foundation has donated over £220,000 to a wide range of  environmental and social projects in Latin America.

The LATA Foundation is run entirely by volunteers, most of whom have a background in the travel industry. As LATA covers bank fees and administration charges, pays for any printing and publicity materials, it means that all donations go directly to projects and are not swallowed up by overheads.  Projects themselves are carefully vetted, assessed and closely monitored to ensure that funds go where they are needed most.

In 2017 the LATA Foundation donated £50,000 to 13 grassroots projects, including the following:

  • Youth development, education, English-language and computing skills in Costa Rica
  • Professional training for mentors helping disadvantaged youths in Colombia
  • Support for secondary school pupils from low income families in Ecuador
  • Ballet and football projects in one of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, Brazil
  • Teaching resources for an educational project near Cuzco, Peru
  • Support for a community centre and tourist cafe at Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
  • Vocational projects for disadvantaged children and young adults in Bolivia
  • Helping to provide free dental treatment for disadvantaged children in Argentina

Please visit the LATA Foundation to find out more about these projects and learn how the travel industry is working together to provide support. If you would like to make your own donation to the LATA Foundation, please follow the links from their website. On some tailor-made itineraries (e.g. Brazil, Guatemala and Costa Rica) it may be possible to visit a particular project.

Amongst our team are people actively involved with the LATA Foundation. Katie Aston has been on the projects team for the last five years. David Gilmour was chairman of the LATA Foundation and continues to give fundraising talks as an active donor to the organisation. He is also an Ambassador for the Todos Juntos Children’s Trust providing free dental care to disadvantaged children in Argentina.

Links:

LATA

LATA Foundation

Donations