WHAT IS SUSTAINABLE TOURISM?

Sustainable tourism is a form of tourism that follows the principles of sustainability. Sustainable tourism is an industry committed to making a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income and employment for the local population.

“Tourism is currently one of the fastest growing business sectors in the world, so much so that in many countries it has become one of the main drivers of development. However, just as it can be widely beneficial, it could also cause great damage if not managed properly, since it can affect the richness of the natural and cultural heritage of any country, understanding heritage as "the set of movable, immovable property , and cultural manifestations that synthesize and manifest the history and identity of a nation ”, for this reason Aeroviajes Pacífico has implemented the Sectorial Technical Standard NTS - TS 003 - Sustainability Requirements to join the sustainable change without neglecting legal commitments and regulations of the country.

(Taken from the booklet of good practices in nature tourism in travel agencies of the Productive Transformation Program (PTP) of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism).

HERITAGE TOWNS OF COLOMBIA

LET US TAKE CARE OF THE NATURAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

Remember that we have the following natural and cultural heritages declared by UNESCO, which we must respect and help preserve:
Marimba music and traditional songs from the South Pacific of Colombia-Nariño, Cauca and Valle del Cauca.
Cultural space of Palenque de San Basilio-Bolívar.
The Barranquilla-Atlántico carnival.
The Holy Week processions in Popayán-Cauca.

Black and White Carnival-Nariño.

Normative System of the Wayuus applied by the pütchipü`ü (“babbler”) - Guajira.
Traditional knowledge of the jaguar shamans of Yuruparí-Vaupés.
Feast of San Francisco de Asís-Quibdó.

Historic center of Santa Cruz de Mompox-Bolívar

Cultural landscape of the coffee of Colombia-Risaralda, Caldas, Quindío and Valle del Cauca.

Archaeological Park of San Agustín-Huila.

Tierraadentro National Park.

Katios-Choco National Park, Antioquia (Endangered).

Port, fortresses and monumental complex of Cartagena-Bolívar.

Qhapaq Ñam Anden Road System-Colombia, Argentina, Bolivar, Chile, Peru.

For more information about the towns
heritage of Colombia 

For more information about the different patrimonies you can consult it

HERITAGE TOWNS OF COLOMBIA

Code of ethics

In compliance with Law 679 of 2001 and Resolution 3840 of 2009, AEROVIAJES PACÍFICO DE BOGOTÁ SA, adheres to the code of conduct in order to protect minors from sexual exploitation. In order to comply with the above we have defined the following guidelines:
  • All our activities and operations reject any kind of sexual exploitation of children.
  • We reject child labor exploitation.
  • We reject discrimination based on race or gender.
  • Collaborators of the agency, we will not promote establishments where minors are directly or indirectly exposed to the sex trade.
  • We will promptly communicate to the local police and / or competent authorities, the cases of sex trade with minors that are perceived or detected and to the providers that develop practices related to this aspect.
  • We will market our products without misleading advertising and without involving improper practices with children or adolescents.
  • We will raise awareness and disclose to the public that the sexual exploitation of minors is a crime.
  • We condemn all forms of sexual exploitation with children and support all legal actions to prevent and punish these crimes.
  • It expects from its collaborators respect for the individuality of the people with whom it interacts, in terms of their personality, lifestyle, thought processes, personal and work experience, ethnic origin, political orientation, race, color, religion, gender, identity. gender, sexual orientation, marital status, physical condition, among other differences.
  • We ask clients, suppliers, partners and other agencies to reject participation in the sexual exploitation of minors and to report all cases of sexual exploitation of children of which they are aware.

INTEGRATED POLICY OF QUALITY, CUSTOMER SERVICE, SAFETY, HEALTH AT WORK AND SUSTAINABILITY.

We are committed to promoting the improvement of working conditions, health and safety at all levels of our organization; workers, contractors and interested parties, exceeding the expectations of individual and corporate clients on leisure and business trips, offering purchase alternatives with agility, compliance, personalized service and a fair price. Always acting responsibly through continuous process improvement, with profitability and sustainability.

Sustainability Goals

  • Comply with the quality and customer service policy.

  • Comply with the Health and Safety policy at work.

  • Disseminate good sustainability practices to our stakeholders.

  • Promote the purchase of products manufactured in the country
    Comply with all applicable Colombian legislation.

We develop programs for:

  • Support for local communities.

  • Communications.

  • Hiring of national and international suppliers.

  • ESCNNA, illicit trafficking in flora and fauna, and cultural property.

  • Promotion of cultural and natural heritage.

Sustainability Goals

Comply with the occupational health and safety policy.
Promote the purchase of products manufactured in the country.
Disseminate good sustainability practices to our groups of interpreters.
Comply with the quality and customer service policy.
Comply with applicable Colombian legislation.

YOUR ACTIONS COUNT, BE A RESPONSIBLE TRAVELER
WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Flora and fauna

The Killing of wild animals is having a devastating impact and some species face the real possibility of extinction. Elephants, rhinos and tigers are three of the largest threatened species, foolishly slaughtering for their tusks, horns and fur, deaths that often fuel organized crime as well. *

What can you do?

Think twice before buying or consuming something made from an exotic tree, plant or animal, because you may be contributing to its extinction or exploitation. Before you travel, find out about exotic local dishes that may contain illegal products. Don't forget that many countries, perhaps yours as well, impose penalties on those who traffic in protected wild animals, exotic plants, or endangered wood products.

* Transnational organized crime. Crime against the environment: illicit trafficking in wildlife and wood, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

human trafficking

Overall, 55-60% of detected victims of human trafficking are women, while 27% are minors, of which two thirds are girls. *

What can you do?

If you think someone is being forced to work against their will or abused or if you just see something you think is wrong in a bar, hotel or restaurant, please report it. Your actions can be essential to avoid sexual exploitation and forced labor. Children are especially vulnerable: Don't let child abuse take you.

* World Report on Trafficking in Persons, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

cultural artifacts

The business volume of cultural property of legal and illegal origin was approximately US $ 40 billion in 1993. This figure has increased to about US $ 60 billion, an increase of 50% by ten years*. Illicit trafficking alone is valued at $ 7 billion a year, often involving organized crime groups and criminal networks. **

What can you do?

Make sure that the souvenirs you take home have a documented and legal history, that they are not stolen, and that they have an export permit. Ask about the origin of what you are buying and always think about the rich history and heritage of your own country and how you would feel if it was taken from you.

* The 1970 UNESCO Convention. Its New Challenges, edited by Jorge A. Sánchez Cordero, National Autonomous University of Mexico, 2013.

** Francesco Bandarin, Deputy Director General for Culture, UNESCO.

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Do not scratch them, do not destroy them, do not take them home, do not speak ill of them, better enjoy them healthily and help spread their importance. Remember that it is everyone's responsibility to take care of them, since it depends on that they continue to be considered patrimonies of humanity.

New Code for the separation of waste

The "New color code" is born to which we must adapt for the separation of waste that begins to apply on January 1, 2021. With the unification of the color code at the national level, the people who provide collection, use and Waste treatment can fulfill its role more efficiently and ensure proper disposal of waste to protect the environment, extend the useful life of landfills, generate employment from material reuse, among others. It is expected that, with the implementation of the color code, the collaboration of citizens and the collective awareness of new consumption habits and taking advantage of solid waste, the amount of material recovered and reincorporated into production cycles will increase. Additionally, if a citizen moves from one city to another, the colors to classify the waste will be the same.

GREEN

Usable organic waste such as fruit and vegetable peels and raw food remains.

BLACK

Toilet paper, napkins, prepared food, COVID-19 waste (mask, gloves, etc.)

WHITE

Plastic, glass, metals, paper and cardboard.

RESPONSIBLE BEHAVIORS WITH DESTINATIONS

  • Store a cotton jacket in your carry-on luggage to protect yourself from the cold during the flight.
  • The chewing gums avoid the possible earache on take off and landing.
We inform that we do not support the illegal trade of flora and fauna species, we respect and promote the conservation of our biodiversity, in accordance with Law 17 of 1981 to prevent, punish and reject any act that mistreats and threatens the life of the animal species of the country and law 1333 of 2009 to avoid the continuation or realization of actions against the environment. 2. We do not support the illegal trade in cultural property, we respect and promote the preservation of our culture, in accordance with Law 63 of 1986 for the prevention of illegal traffic in the country's cultural property and Law 1185 of 2008 that seeks to safeguard, protection, sustainability, dissemination and encouragement for the assets of the cultural heritage of the Nation. 3. Aeroviajes Pacifico undertakes to promote Law 679 approved on August 3, 2001, the objective of which is to establish norms to prevent and counteract exploitation, pornography and sex tourism with minors, pursuant to Article 44 of the Constitution. Politics of Colombia. In this sense, it is our duty to inform all our users and clients of Article 17 of Law 679/2001: The sexual exploitation and abuse of minors are criminally and administratively sanctioned in Colombia. Additionally, we have a code of ethics to prevent sexual and commercial exploitation of children in accordance with Resolution 3840 of December 24, 2009 and according to Article 1 of Law 1336 of July 21, 2009.

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DOCUMENTS

• Authorization of minors to travel
Necessary when a minor travels abroad without his father.
• Travel dossier
Do not forget to travel with the Planning Day and the pdf of the guide.
• Driving license
Generally, the Spanish driving license is accepted.
• Electronic tickets
We recommend bringing several copies of the main pages.
• Travel insurance
Carry a copy of the policy in your wallet.
• Ticket reservations
Be sure to pack your booking confirmation and invoice.
• Hotel / Address vouchers
They can ask you at immigration control for your hotel details.
• Cash / credit cards
Put some euros in your wallet for the return.
• ESTA travel authorization
It is requested on its website 72 hours before boarding.
• ESTA travel authorization
It is requested on its website 72 hours before boarding.
• ESTA travel authorization
It is requested on its website 72 hours before boarding.
• ESTA travel authorization
It is requested on its website 72 hours before boarding.
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