Social Responsibility


Supporting the LATA Foundation

The Latin America travel industry is working together 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 which form the source of our income.

Peru Revealed and Mercator Travel are delighted to support the foundation, please visit the LATA Foundation to read about the multiple projects with which they work and to see how you can get involved and/or donate if you so wish .

Reforestation Campaign


It usually takes 250 people five hours to plant ten thousand trees in a day. This is part of an ambitious reforestation project which the travel industry for Latin America is supporting, aiming to plant a million trees by 2020.

In  just one day last November, they managed to plant 50,000 trees in a single day.

The total number of trees planted so far is now around 300,000, of which the LATA Foundation has funded some 10%.

With your support we can help the LATA Foundation plant more.

Reforestation - How you can Help


Please support the campaign to plant a million trees. A simple donation of £3 will plant 5 trees.

You can do this by text message: Text PLNT05 £3 to 70070 (you need to include the space and the £ sign).

The LATA Foundation is entirely run by volunteers:  No administration fees, office expenses, salaries or overheads.

All funds go to projects.

For larger donations  please visit the LATA Foundation website or click: