“Our commitment is to mutually work with communities to improve their quality of life, while continuing to safeguard the environment.”
NASSF Travel is a personalized travel agency, focused on sustainable tourism. Aimed at specialized tourists and / or researchers who get involved in a more direct and participatory way in a sustainable way; interested in the protection of endemic species in danger of extinction, accompanying on vacations aimed at a better understanding of nature from a scientific point of view, with respect for the natural environment and its population. In that sense, we work with native and rural communities that truly take care of their nature.
Nassf – Sustainable Nature Without Borders is created as a result of two scientific investigations in the depths of the jungle, carried out by Liccet Suarez, who grew up loving the Peruvian jungle because his father Risto Suarez and his grandmother Lucynda Gonzales were natives of these parts; meanwhile, they taught him the true secrets of the Amazon, and, above all, love and respect for its people and its nature. It is, therefore, that in his first trip to the jungle, he identified the Shipibo Conibo community of San Francisco in Pucallpa in 2000 and returned to enter the community in 2003, where he carried out his first scientific research in Tourism. Subsequently, the second scientific investigation was motivated and encouraged by the protection of the yellow-tailed woolly monkey, a species in danger of extinction. Looking for protected natural areas where they house this species is that he manages to find the Matsés National Reserve in Loreto and decides to go into the Matsés community to generate scientific research according to the potential that the area presents, he came to make a Proposal of Sustainable Scientific Tourism in the Matsés National Reserve for foreign tourists. There is also a commitment to both native communities, to work together to improve their quality of life, while still safeguarding the environment. Therefore, we decided to start a personalized travel agency specialized in sustainable tourism, with the full commitment to respect and balance between the social and the economic, where not only the business community benefits.
But the communities involved; even more so, when it will provide them with job opportunities, according to their talents and particularities. And, without neglecting the care of customs and traditions so that they can be maintained over time for future generations; as well as offering a fair and balanced trade, without neglecting the care of the natural environment.
On December 17, 2012, Sustainable Nature Without Borders was founded as a consultancy specialized in sustainable tourism with an approach of respect and love towards nature and 2 scientific investigations were carried out based on indigenous communities.
Sustainable Nature Without Borders becomes Nassf Travel as a sustainable tourism operator, in the absence of tourism companies that contribute to improving the quality of life of communities and fair trade; thus readjusting the business model and logo of the company. Nassf Travel is selected by VIVA org to participate in the Meeting of. Social entrepreneurs in Latin America, held at INCAE – Nicaragua. That same year, it opened its ecolunteering program for Peruvians as a result of a fire in an indigenous community and the disasters and huaycos in the eastern area of Lima with the purpose of humanitarian support.
Nassf Travel makes its first Sustainability Report recognized by the Global Reporting Initiative and the Seco Swiss Cooperation. In addition, Nassf Travel is selected as part of the ranking of the 500 best social and environmental projects in Latin America certified by Latin America Green Awards. Likewise, she is selected to represent Peru in the International Meeting Association Volunteer Effort – IAVE in Ausburg – Germany and also that same year she was selected by Social Capital Market to represent Peru in San Francisco – United States.
Nassf Travel obtains the certification as Company B for measuring its social, environmental and economic impact. Assuming with responsibility and pride for belonging to this global movement of companies that want to make a change, using the force of the market to provide solutions to social and environmental problems. In turn, for the second year it is recognized by the Global Reporting Initiative and the Seco Swiss Cooperation for presenting its 2018 Sustainability Report. Likewise, for the second consecutive year it is part of the 500 best social and environmental projects in Latin America certified by Latin America Green Awards in Ecuador. This same year he decided to expand his ecovolunteering program to Ecuador and decided to form the Nassf Latin America Ecovolunteering Network in favor of nature and community development. At the same time, Nassf Travel is selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in London to support us with our project to formalize our Nassf Ecovolunteering Network as an NGO and is accepted on probono by the Lawyers firm Lazos & amp; From Romaña in Peru and by the Ferrere Law Firm in Ecuador. This same year she is part as founder of the National Guild of Sustainable Entrepreneurs – Genes Peru.
The Coronavirus pandemic arrives, it is decided to create the Nassf resilience plan against COVID-19 to support indigenous and vulnerable communities that are part of our portfolio. The trade of Peru, conducts an interview about the promise of Responsible Tourism in Peru. Nassf Travel makes its third 2019 Sustainability Report and is recognized by the Global Reporting Initiative and the Seco Swiss Cooperation. Sustainable Nature Without Borders is part, for the third consecutive year, of the ranking of the 500 best social and environmental projects in Latin America certified by Latin America Green Awards. Receives recognition from the Private University of Applied Sciences – UPC for participating in the field study of the International Project; measurement of competences for tourism companies in Mexico and Peru, opportunity for social impact and development. On December 15, our NGO Red Ecovoluntariado Nassf Latin America was established. It also begins with the specialized volunteer program of the Universidad Privada del Norte thanks to the PROA program and the students in the volunteer mode of the Universidad Privada de Ciencias Aplicadas -UPC carry out studies in the communities part of our protafolio as part of their course of methodology for Tourism Consulting. This same year, Nassf Travel commits to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.
Nassf Travel presents for the fourth consecutive year its 2020 sustainability report recognized by the Global Reporting Initiative and the Seco Swiss Cooperation. Likewise, this same year she is the winner of the Tourism Emprende 2021-I program of the MINCETUR. At the same time, the Nassf Resilience Plan project against COVID-19 and our NGO Red Ecovoluntariado Nassf Latin America participate in the 2021 Latin America Green Awards and is selected as the 500 best socio-environmental projects. Likewise, the San Ignacio de Loyola University. – USIL invites us to participate as an exhibitor at the Congress & amp; quot; Innovation and Citizenship, priorities for a sustainable lifestyle & amp; quot; and at the same time we participated as speakers at the Le Cordon Bleu University with the theme Sustainability and Eco-efficiency.
Liccet studied Tourism and Hospitality. Likewise, he has completed a Master’s Degree in Tourism and Hotel Marketing. Also, he studied Doctorate in Tourism and Doctorate in Business Administration. His passion for travel and adventure began at a very young age. This passion and love for the Amazon and the Peruvian highlands translates into their value and respect for the communities and admiration for the effort they make to improve their quality of life day after day. He has worked for many years in Tours Operators that are international travel agencies. His passion for travel and getting to know deeper Peru even more, as well as his experience within the tourism sector are good reasons to continue working together with the communities.
Leyla studied Tourism and Hospitality, has traveled to different parts of Peru and with this she has developed her capacity for sensitivity regarding sustainable tourism and the capacity for empathy with the different cultures of her country, thanks to that she has established good relationships with the different communities. She is an admirer of music, art and nature. Many of his travels have been linked to the discovery and interpretation of traditional and vernacular music.
Recognition of the First Sustainability Report through the Competitive Business Program for SMEs through the Global Reporting Initiative – GRI, contributing to a Sustainable Peru