VISIT SANTA MARTA  is against the  commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (CSECA)  y  adhiere al Código de Conducta expedido por el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo mediante Resolución 3840 de 2009 del Viceministerio de Turismo del Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo y disposiciones que lo complementen, adicionen o reformen cuyo contenido puede consultarse en el desarrollo de lo dispuesto en el artículo 17 de la Ley 679/2001 y en la Ley 1329 de 17 de julio/2009, SM-TC BRAND COLOMBIA S.A.S. y VISIT SANTA MARTA advierten a los USUARIOS que la explotación y el abuso sexual de menores de edad en Colombia son sancionados penal y administrativamente, conforme a las leyes vigentes.

VISIT SANTA MARTA and its officials are obliged to exercise the minimum control measures provided in the aforementioned Code of Conduct, which are summarized below: 

Code of Conduct

  1. Refrain from offering plans, tours, excursions, tourist programs or packages, express or surreptitious CSECA plans.
  2. Refrain from giving information to tourists, directly or through an intermediary, about places from where CSECA is coordinated or where CSECA is practiced.
  3. Refrain from driving tourists, directly or through third parties establishment or places where you practice CSECA and lead them to places where they are staying tourists, even if it comes to ships located offshore purposes of CSECA.
  4. Refrain from providing vehicles on tourist routes for the purpose of sexual exploitation or abuse with children and adolescents.
  5. Prevent the entry of children and adolescents to hotels or places of lodging and lodging, bars, similar businesses and other establishments in which tourist services are provided, for the purpose of exploitation or sexual abuse.
  6. Adopt pending measures to prevent persons associated in any capacity with the company, offer tourist services that enable sexual activity with children and adolescents.
  7. Report to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism and other competent authorities, the facts that have been made aware by any means, as well as the existence of places, related to CSECA and ensure that within the company there are channels for the corresponding complaint before the competent authorities.
  8. Design and disseminate within the company and with its suppliers of goods and services, a policy in which the provider establishes measures to prevent and counteract all forms of CSEC in travel and tourism.
  9. Train all personnel involved in the establishment versus the issue of prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children and Adolescents.

LAW 679 OF 2001

By means of which a statute is issued to prevent and counteract exploitation, pornography and sex tourism with minors, pursuant to Article 44 of the Constitution.

Tourism service providers will refrain from offering, expressly or surreptitiously, plans for the sexual exploitation of minors in tourist promotion programs. Likewise, they will adopt measures to prevent their workers, dependents or intermediaries, from offering tourist guidance or sexual contacts with minors.

Manual of Good Practices for the Prevention of CSEC in Travel and Tourism

All United Against CSEC in Travel and Tourism.

Learn more about Law 679 of 2001.

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