From May 2 to 5/2024 in Plaza Mayor, Medellin – Col.

Responsible tourism

Code of conduct

In order to counteract exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with children and adolescents, Prisma Gestión Empresarial, in compliance with Law 679 of 2001, Law 1336 of 2009 and resolution 3840 of 2009, commits to the following legal obligations to promote appropriate conduct among foreign visitors:

  • Refrain from offering, expressly or secretly, plans for the sexual exploitation of minors in tourism promotion programs.
  • Adopt measures that prevent dependent collaborators or intermediaries from offering tourist services that include sexual contacts with minors.
  • Protect national or foreign minors from all forms of exploitation and sexual violence caused by national or foreign tourists.
  • Incorporate in our tourist advertising, information on the legal consequences of exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with children and adolescents.
  • Refrain from driving minors, directly or through employees, to places where tourists are staying, even if they are places located on the high seas, for the purpose of prostitution of minors.
  • Refrain from leasing or using vehicles on tourist routes for the purpose of prostitution or bars, similar businesses and other tourist establishments for the purpose of prostitution or sexual abuse of minors.
  • Prevent the entry of minors to hotels or lodging places, bars, similar businesses and other tourist establishments for the purpose of prostitution or sexual abuse of minors.
  • Reject child labor exploitation.
  • Reject discrimination based on race or gender.
  • Promptly communicate to the local police and/or competent authorities, the cases of sexual commerce with minors that are detected with the suppliers.
  • We ask customers, suppliers, partners and other agencies to reject involvement in child sexual exploitation and to report all cases of child sexual exploitation of which they become aware.
  • Report to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the Office of the Attorney General of the Nation, the ICBF, and other competent bodies, the facts related to the sexual exploitation of minors.

Likewise, we commit to implement surveillance mechanisms, preventive and corrective measures aimed at avoiding exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with children and adolescents. Also in the event of non-observance of this Code, for this we have designated Management to verify its proper compliance.

Whoever engages in exploitation, pornography and sexual tourism with children and adolescents will be punished with a custodial sentence and monetary and administrative sanctions by the competent authorities.

Recommendations for sustainability in tourist destinations

Some recommendations that you should keep in mind to be a responsible tourist are:

  • When planning your trip, choose those suppliers that offer guarantees of quality and respect for human rights and the environment.
  • Use natural resources, such as water and energy, sparingly. Remember that they are limited goods.
  • Try to minimize the generation of waste. They are a source of contamination.
  • When you have to dispose of waste, do it in the cleanest way that your destination provides.
  • In a natural space, make sure that the only footprint you leave behind is that of your footwear.
  • If you visit sensitive ecosystems, such as coral reefs or jungles, find out how to do it to cause the least possible impact and not degrade them.
  • When buying gifts and souvenirs look for products that are an expression of the local culture. It will favor the economy of the destinations that welcome you and cultural diversity.
  • Do not purchase flora and fauna protected by the International Trade Agreement for Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or products derived from said species. It is a crime and contributes to its extinction.
  • At your destination, enjoy getting to know the culture, customs, gastronomy and traditions of the local populations. Be respectful of cultural differences.
  • Try to contribute with your presence to the development of responsible and sustainable tourism, building with your trip a healthier and more supportive planet.
  • When visiting a foreign country, don't fall into the trap of promoting human trafficking. Your actions can help prevent sexual exploitation and forced labor. Children are especially vulnerable: Don't let child abuse travel.

Drug trafficking is not a risk worth taking, it is illegal and can bring serious consequences such as jail. The recommendation is not to transport any other person's items, since ignorance will not exempt you from complying with the law.