NEXXT TOURS S.A.S

With National Tourism Registry Number 72120 issued by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, it is subject to the liability regime established by law 300 of 1996 and D.R 1075/97, Decree 2438 of 2010 and other regulatory decrees.

Aware of the importance of maintaining sustainable tourism development, and assuming the principles specifically adopted in the Sector Technical Standard NTS – TS 003, the tour operator NEXXT TOURS S.A.S is committed to carrying out a sustainable management of its activities, through the adoption of commitments oriented to prevent, eliminate or reduce the impact of our installation and activities in the destinations that we offer in our portfolio of services, directing the activities that are aimed at sustainability.

In that same sense, our tour operator NEXXT TOURS S.A.S has adopted the following sustainable tourism policy, through which it undertakes to comply with the requirements established in the Sector Technical Standard NTS – TS 003, which includes, among others, the legal requirements that regulate the effects generated by the tourist activity. Likewise, we commit ourselves to motivate and train all our staff with training and awareness actions on the principles of sustainable tourism, to promote good environmental practices in the environment, participate in external activities, and report both internally and externally on progress and environmental actions of the company.

One of our main objectives is to improve our performance in sustainability and direct our entire environment to work for this same action, assuming the commitments of continuous improvement in all areas of sustainability: sociocultural, economic and environmental, as well as customer satisfaction.

This sustainable tourism policy will be updated whenever circumstances require, adopting and publishing in both cases new sustainability objectives.

Our policies guarantee sustainable tourism:

– We are committed to environmental, sociocultural and economic protection through the implementation and control of sustainability programs.

– We work to protect and save our ecosystems.

– We monitor and respect our biodiversity, according to law 17 of 1981 to prevent, punish any act that mistreats and threatens the life of the animals of the country, especially those that are in danger of extinction, in addition, effective measures are developed for the prevention of wildlife and Law 1333 of 2009 to avoid the continuous performance of acts that endanger the environment.

– We reject the commercialization and illegal trafficking of cultural property.

– We comply with Law 679 of August 3, 2001 to prevent and counteract exploitation, pornography and sex tourism with minors.

– We oppose all types of discrimination based on gender, creed, race, sexual inclination, ideology, age, origin, etc., and condemn all its manifestations. We work under inclusive criteria of equality and respect.

– We support more than 12 people from different communities: Cholón, Playa Azul, Playa Blanca, and Galerazamba.

Tips to be a responsible traveler

– Acquire local products or services, buy your memories of the trip in local stores or craft establishments, try the most authentic local cuisine.

– Choose an operator or tour operator agency with an ethical and professional sense. These companies are formal, trustworthy and can guarantee you a rewarding experience in each of their services. By choosing them you will contribute in large part to funds that are used to support local, regional or national development.

– Find out about your destination. Do a little prior research on the country you are going to visit, search about the political, social and economic situation of the destination of your choice and learn a little about local customs.

– Do not steal anything from ecosystems or natural reserves. Sometimes it can be very tempting to take sea shells or a piece of coral as a souvenir of the trip but if you want to be a responsible tourist you should not alter the natural balance of these places and avoid buying objects made with materials from illegal activities such as hawksbill or certain types of animal skins.

Environmental tips

– Try to find travel agencies that seek these issues, that respect the environment or at least consider collaborating to minimize damage.

– It is important not to waste resources. When you leave the place remember to turn everything off and disconnect all equipment from the power and always close the water faucets when they are not in use.

– Do not load with useless things because in the end they become waste of the place or destination, the most logical thing is to throw the garbage in appropriate places.

– If your destination is the forest, the beach, or a natural site, try to carry a nylon bag to collect the garbage and then deposit it in the appropriate places.

– Use electronic solar charging devices.

– When doing aquatic activities, be careful with coral reefs as these are vital to maintain balance in marine ecosystems.

– Use environmentally friendly sunscreens as this will reduce the chemical impact on marine ecosystems.

– Do not feed the animals of the ecosystems or wild shelters with foodstuffs other than the usual, you could change your eating habits and it could be very harmful for your body.

Sociocultural tips

– Keep our material cultural heritage clean. Do not throw waste, or pollute the tourist attractions you visit.

– Protects the environment from tourist attractions. Take care of the facade of the houses and keep the streets clean.

– Do not ruin the historical monuments, the monuments do not work as a recreation area. Don’t paint them and you don’t feel or lean on them. The way to put them to good use is to appreciate them and look for information about them. Each one has been made with a purpose and its historical burden is very valuable for a country.

– Keep alert to any threat to heritage. If you witness a situation that threatens him, you can contact the Tourism Police at 018000 910 112. The line is free and available 24 hours a day.

Economic tips

– Travel when it’s cheaper. Avoid weekends as they have a great impact on the price of the flight.

– Travel in low season. If you travel out of season you will definitely find better deals.

– Weigh the luggage before leaving home and take out any unnecessary items.

– Save on the currency exchange. Carry a considerable sum of money with you and avoid additional charges.

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