Sustainability Policy Providencia Travel

To employees of the agency it will be encouraged so that through his treatment and interaction with the client involved in the concepts of sustainability in which the company participates.

The company will take measures to ensure control and saving water and electricity.

The groups with which the company operates will be small, which allows causing the least possible impact on the environment; to thereby ensure the enjoyment of present generations as the future of the various attractions we have.

The travel agency Travel Providence will work with local suppliers that has a program, standard or certification identifying them for their sustainable tourism practices, in addition to legal force applying to the development of their activities.

Providence Travel will work in order to protect and reaffirm values ​​of our natural, cultural and social attractions that make us be recognized internationally as an island of wealth and conservation practitioner of sustainable tourism Seaflower Biosphere Reserve in the sense promote the attention of small groups in order to avoid negative impacts, avoid situations extracting special flora and fauna.

During visits to protected areas will be oriented tourists to respect and protect the ecosystems and to avoid situations extraction of flora and fauna, food and hunting animals.

Offer our customers a unique and rewarding experience of sustainable tourism, where the importance of conservation and natural wealth that we have to appreciate enjoyment and responsible use.


  • We do not support illegal trade of flora and fauna, respect and promote the conservation of our biodiversity, according to Law 17 of 1981 to prevent, punish and reject any act that violates mistreat and life of animal species country and the law 1333 of 2009 to prevent the continuation or carrying out actions against the environment.

  • We do not support illegal trade in cultural goods, respect and promote the preservation of our culture, according the law 63 of 1986 for the prevention of illegal trafficking of cultural property in the country and the law 1185 of 2008 that seeks to safeguard, protection, sustainability, disclosure and encouragement for cultural heritage assets of the nation.

  • Pursuant to Law 679 of 2001, to prevent and counter exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism involving children and considering that the exploitation and sexual abuse of minors, warns the tourist exploitation and abuse sex of minors in the country are criminal and administrative sanctions in Colombia. Likewise, in order to comply with the law 1336, 2009 and resolution 3840 supplementing the Law 679, it has a code of ethics to prevent and stop sexual exploitation of children and adolescents in tourism.

Human trafficking is a heinous crime driven by demand. When you visit a foreign country, do not fall into the trap of promoting trafficking. If you think someone is being forced to work against their will or being mistreated, or if you just see something you think is wrong with a bar, a hotel or a restaurant, report it. Your actions may be essential to prevent sexual exploitation and forced labor. Children are especially vulnerable: Do not let child abuse travel.

The killing of protected wild animals and illegal exploitation of forest plants and are crimes that have a devastating impact on the environment, on local livelihoods and biodiversity. Think twice before buying or consuming something made from a tree, a plant or an exotic animal because you can be contributing to their extinction or exploitation.

Before traveling, learn from those exotic local dishes that may contain illicit products. Do not forget that many countries, perhaps yours, impose sanctions on those who discovered trafficking in protected wild animals, exotic plants or wood products from endangered species.

Cultural objects, such as traditional carvings, pottery and antiques, are attractive as a gift, but be sure not to buy unknowingly stolen goods, extracted from illicit ways or obtained from looting. Every day, countless sites and monuments in the world are victims of lootings that stripping nations of their past. Organized crime networks specific transport and sell these goods. The impact of these actions may be irreversible and snatch countries and citizens their heritage and cultural identity.

Make sure the souvenirs you bring home you have a documented legal history, which are not stolen and have export permit. Question of the origin of what you’re buying and always think of the wealth of history and heritage of your own country and how you would feel if you had wrested.

Drug trafficking is not a risk worth running: it is illegal and if you get caught, you’ll end up in jail with serious consequences. Some bands use to travelers as bait to draw the attention of the authorities and distract them as they pass many older scams. On the other hand, do not carry packages or items of any other person, because ignorance will not exempt from the law.

They may look like a bargain, but most of the counterfeit products are not manufactured in an ethical manner, can contribute to perpetuating forced labor and a deplorable working conditions as well as having a high environmental impact. You may think you’re helping a small market or a street vendor, but there is often behind criminal interests, even coerce or exploit sellers. And what’s worse, your money may end up bankrolling organized crime groups to diversify their business money laundering and drug trafficking by selling counterfeit goods. Avoid putting your money in the hands of organized crime purchase ethical criteria when you are abroad.

Tips for your trips

  • Bring a small first aid kit, including items such as painkillers, ointment allergic reactions, antihistamine, anti-seasickness medicine etc. Do not forget insect repellent and creams with sun protection factor.

  • Avoid lost documents, loading a copy of those important documents such as passport, identity card, driving pass, visas etc.

  • Hire a travel insurance, especially if you leave the country.

  • Divide and keep your money in different places.

  • Be careful what you eat or drink, make sure it is clean water.

  • Always look for emergency exits.

  • Bring gum, avoid discomfort in the ears.

  • On the beach find out if it is allowed to swim, not all beaches are suitable.

  • Do not disregard your personal stuff.

  • Find out about visas and permits needed if you leave the country.

  • Travel and Camp resistant surfaces.

  • Get vaccinated against yellow fever and tetanus, at least 10 days prior to travel.

  • By going to parks, seeks the company of an authorized guide and follow the rules of the site.

  • Scuba diving, coral care; do not touch or you stand on them.

  • If there is vehicular access, circulates within 30 kms per hour without passing on small animals or plants.

  • If local culture is more conservative dress according to her (no need to wear the burka, only long pants).

  • Do not engage in prostitution with minors (and not higher the better).

A responsible Tourist

  • Plan and prepare your trip in advance.

  • Respects wildlife.

  • Turn off the air conditioning and light while not in the hotel room.

  • Avoid using clothes irons, dryers and irons for the hair. Thus reducing CO2 emissions.

  • Avoid damaging coral reefs, which protect the coast from wave energy.

  • Collect metallic waste as lids, as their degradation effect with water, generates poisoning affects fish and corals.

  • Do not throw trash or plastics.

  • Consider other visitors.

  • Do not buy souvenirs made from plants and animals threatened with extinction.

  • Do not feed the animals.

  • Do not kill animals.

  • Always try to buy and consume food packaging using recyclable or not use them at all.

  • Bring plastic bags for trash and takes place at the end of your stay, if not biodegradable, or deposit it in the bins or places demarcated by the competent authority, if it is biodegradable.

  • Cross always meadows on marked trails and never treads the corn.

  • Respects and cares water sources.

What you must not do

  • Hunting

  • Getting drunk or consuming psychoactive substances.

  • Use aerosols and other contaminants.

  • Collect shells, coral and stones.

  • Start collecting flowers or plants and animal species.

  • Bring pets to the parks.

  • Listening to music at high volume.

  • Littering or solid on the ground or bury waste and biodegradable or organic.

  • Campfires, unless administrators natural park or tourist area are places specifically designed for this activity.

  • Shedding cigarette butts or glass that can cause fires.

  • Buy handicrafts tortoiseshell, coral or other scarce natural element or that threatens life.

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