+ Responsible and Sustainable
We seek to align the economic and financial evolution of our business with the environmental, social and quality challenges present in our company or influenced by it. With the purpose of mobilizing people and transforming attitudes, we promote actions that aim to increase the awareness and individual responsibility of our employees, business partners and customers.
To reaffirm our mission in the development of a more responsible and sustainable healthy Tourism, we created a working group where, periodically, we discuss, plan and execute actions and projects with a focus on sustainability.
Services + Sustainable
Our programs or offers cataloged as “Sustainable” have environmental or social concerns and principles, by choosing these services you will be contributing to a healthier, sustainable and inclusive tourism.
Tips for sustainable travel
“…a destination, to be good for the tourist, first needs to be good for the resident.”
As travelers and responsible citizens, it is increasingly important to reflect on the economic, social and environmental impact that our trip can have. Here are some points for reflection:
Respect the local culture above all
- Respecting cultural and gastronomic traditions and trying to act like a local are aspects to be taken into account so that the experience of the visit is authentic. Researching local customs and traditions and learning a few words of the language are examples of practices that can also be adopted before leaving.
- Buy authentic and characteristic local products. In addition to helping the local economy, it values and encourages the population to preserve customs and identity.
- Not everything is instagrammable! Respect the places, their inhabitants, uses and customs. Don’t take pictures of anyone without first asking if you can.
Re-evaluate transport possibilities
- Whenever possible, opt for direct flights: travel with less stress and with the certainty that the ecological footprint of your trip is as small as possible. Opt for airlines that have co2 emissions offset programs.
- Or a train journey: it’s comfortable, modern, efficient and you can take the opportunity to enjoy unique landscapes or read that book you’ve been putting off.
- Whenever possible, travel on foot or by bicycle. For longer distances, opt for public transport.
Give preference to sustainable establishments
- Awards and certifications help to find companies recognized for their most responsible and sustainable practices
Prioritize the local economy
- Always prefer handicrafts and local products manufactured by its artisans. Don’t buy anything that is made from fur, teeth, ivory or corals, among others. Do not fall into the temptation to bring “memories” from nature or culture.
- When it comes to gastronomy, don’t waste food just because you’re on vacation. Even if you opt for an all-inclusive plan, explore and try a local restaurant.
- Opt for longer stays, slow down and get to know the place, people, customs, aromas and tastes better.
Preserve the environment
- Protect the local fauna and flora. See, hear, but do not touch or feed the animals and resist the temptation to bring home plants.
- Respect Nature. Do not leave the trails marked in natural parks, throw the garbage in the appropriate places and if there are none, take it with you.
- Avoid paper. Do you really need to take with you all the maps, brochures, pamphlets and the like that you can find? Make sure what you need is available online. And your travel documents: keep everything on your mobile phone, tablet or PC.
- Say no to plastic. Choose to take a reusable water bottle with you and do not use plastic bags.
- Elevator? Opt, whenever possible, to use the stairs.
- Reduce water consumption. Water is a scarce commodity, don’t waste it!
- Avoid overcrowding destinations: choose to travel in low seasons or choose lesser-known destinations. In addition to avoiding crowds, it is more economical and helps not to deplete the natural resources of the localities.
Rethink visiting places that violate basic rights
- There are ethically questionable tourist attractions that violate human rights and the environment. It is up to us to reflect on whether or not we want to encourage and economically increase these initiatives.