Tour Operator CONECTA PATAGONIA declares its support for the campaign initiated several years ago by various entities, such as UNICEF or the World Tourism Organization, which have among their objectives, take initiatives to protect the physical and moral integrity of human beings, especially the minors.
CONECTA PATAGONIA is specialized in the design of tourist packages in the national territory, declares its commitment to the prevention of the exploitation of human beings in all its forms, especially sexual, and in particular when it may affect minors.
In light of the above, we want to inform you of the measures we have adopted to support this campaign:
1.- Do not promote sex tourism in any of its aspects, carefully designing our tour packages.
2.- Adhere to the legal regulations regarding matters regarding exploitation of human beings, especially minors, both nationally and internationally.
3.- Train our personnel in the prevention of the exploitation of human beings
4.- Inform our suppliers of our rejection of the exploitation of human beings, and especially child prostitution.
Although it is not possible to guarantee that the destinations included in the tour packages that the company offers are free of these practices, we decided to become part of this campaign in order to develop a tourist activity that is respectful both with our passengers and with the communities that they receive as tourists.
Decalogue of the Tourist to prevent sexual tourism with children and adolescents.
1 The commercial sexual exploitation of children and adolescents (Scnna) constitutes a serious violation of human rights, causing damage to physical, mental, social and moral health.
2 All children under the age of eighteen are children and adolescents (NNA). They are subjects of right, with their own opinion, progressive degrees of autonomy and should be protected from exploitation and abuse.
3 All tourists, national or foreign, should know that the transgression of the laws 19.617 (Sexual Offenses), 20.526 (Trafficking in Persons) and its amendments, implies penal sanctions, under the following circumstances:
• Use advertising that suggests the provision of sexual tourist services with children under eighteen.
• Advise tourists on places where sexual consumption with children is facilitated, coordinated or provided.
• Induce or provide facilities for children to carry out acts of sexual connotation with hotel passengers.
• Facilitate the entry of children into the hotel accommodation areas, or visit the passengers when they fail to demonstrate consanguineous, moreover, if they do not have documentation that proves their identity.
4.- The hotel staff, in case of being facing a crime, or being required by the passengers in front of an illicit potential, must contact the PDI to the emergency telephone number 134 and make the corresponding report.
5.- Hotel managers and receptionists should bear in mind that the operators take advantage of the weaknesses offered by the tourism industry to violate the rights of children and adolescents.
6.- The hotel industry will refrain from offering, expressly or tacitly, plans or programs that include CSEC, adopting measures to prevent their workers, dependents or intermediaries from committing a crime.
7.- Hotel staff and tour operators, should be informed about the legal consequences of CSEC in Chile, in order to provide timely information to tourists.
8.- The PDI, Labor Directorate, SENAME and municipalities, are in Chile the authorities called to supervise, inspect, control and sanction the providers of hotel and tourism services that do not comply with the current law.
9.- Hotel establishments, in order to protect children and adolescents from all forms of exploitation and sexual violence, must promote graphic materials within their premises that guide passengers to ask for help, notify and / or denounce.
10.- If the hotel's computer area detects the sale, distribution, promotion and / or storage of child pornographic material, it must inform the administration and then report the facts to the PDI.
For the "Global Code of Ethics for Tourism", the exploitation of human beings, in any of its forms, violates the fundamental objectives of tourism, as it generates negative effects on the lives of victims in their development.
These measures seek, in addition to ensuring the integrity of minors, strengthen the national tourism industry and the image of the destination.