Smart Voyager

Smart Voyager is a program of sustainable certification for touristic operations across South America.

Smart Voyager was conceived in collaboration with Rainforest Alliance in 1998, as a method to promote minimizing the environmental effects tourism causes in diverse ecosystems and communities.

In 2002, Smart Voyages was recognized by UNESCO as an example to be implemented in all World Heritage Sites. Currently, Smart Voyager is a founding member of the Network of Sustainable Tourism Certification for the Americas.

Smart Voyager aims to convert sustainability into a real and practical option, necessary in the context of competitive businesses, aiming to better the tourism industry. 

Smart Voyager follows rigorous environmental, social and security norms that guarantee the effects of tourism activity in the environment. It also contributes benefits to local populations and workers, while enlisting them and tourists to contribute to conservation efforts.

 

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STANDARDS AND REQUESTS

COMPLAINTS AND APPEALS

Principles set out in the Standard Smart Voyager

  • 1. Institutional Politics

    The company must be in accordance with both the local legislation, and international agreements as well as fulfill the standards set by Smart Voyager.

  • 2. Natural Ecosystem Conservation

    The operation must incentivize the protection on the surrounding natural ecosystems.

  • 3. Risk Management for Exotic Species

    The tourism operation must prevent the introduction of exotic species and conserve the native species.

  • 4. Lowering the Risk of Introduction and Native Species Removing / endemic.

    The tourism operation should prevent the introduction of species in protected areas, unique and fragile ecosystems; avoid the extraction of natural resources in the places where they develop the tourism and conserve native / endemic to the area.

  • 5. Just and fair treatment for workers

    The tourism operation ground shall raise economic welfare and quality of life of workers and their families.

  • 6. Staff Training

    All personnel involved with tourism operations ground shall receive continuous education and training in tourism sustainability, environmental, according to their specific functions, to reduce the possibility of generating negative impacts.

  • 7. Community relations and local welfare

    There must be an active engagement of the tourism operation, to seek and promote the welfare of the local community, in which tourism is developed, generating participatory socio-economic development strategies, including tourism operations and the community.

  • 8. Strict control over the use, storage and supply of inputs

    Tourist activity shall plan and control the supply and storage of inputs considering the welfare of guests, employees, local communities and the conservation of natural ecosystems.

  • 9. Integrated waste management and emissions control

    Tourism operations of land must have a comprehensive management plan for solid and liquid waste including reduction, reuse, recycling, treatment and final disposal of all waste generated by tourism activity earth. Furthermore, it should control the emissions of gases from the entire machinery into and out of the installation.

  • 10. Tourist information

    The tourism operation should report on the company's environmental policy, environmental conservation programs and culture of the area in which the operation supports as tourists can help. Must provide general information about the nature and local culture.

  • 11. Security

    Tourism operations of land must ensure the safety of all individuals involved in it.

Corporative information

We promote the respect for life and good use of natural resources through compliance of international standards certification.

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