Michael Palin wins the LATA Media Award for 2013

Palin Brazil

Michael Palin is the recipient of the Latin American Travel Association’s media award for 2013.

The award was presented to Palin at a reception held on the House of Lords Terrace on Wednesday, 30 January 2013 and hosted by Baroness Hooper, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary British-Latin American Group, and Christopher Pickard, chairman of Latin American Travel Association.

The award was presented to Palin in recognition of his “impact in inspiring people to travel and learn more about the world and its people. And for his BBC television series and book “Brazil”, in helping to promote the understanding of Latin America.”

The evening also marked the 21st anniversary of LATA as an association.