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Holiday time is upon many of us yet, despite the fact that as many as 1 billion people in the world live with some kind of disability, this should not be a barrier to travelling. Which is why ISO believes in accessibility for everyone, everywhere, including tourist facilities. Below are a few ISO standards …
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It’s holiday time in many parts of the world, and for a lot of people that means getting away. More than 1.4 billion tourists went somewhere last year, and that number is due to grow by 3-4% by the end of 2019, making tourism one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world. That’s great for …
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Innovation isn’t just having a few bright ideas. It’s about creating value and helping organizations continuously adapt and evolve. ISO is developing a new series of International Standards on innovation management, the third of which has just been published.
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Urbanization is increasing, placing pressure on resources and infrastructure like never before. There’s no stemming the tide, so city leaders need to build resilience in order to cope. Work on a new International Standard for urban resilience, led by the United Nations, has just kicked off, aiming to …

Could we visit a doctor via video? How will video change education? Could holograms let us be in two places at once? What new experiences will Virtual Reality bring, and how will Augmented Reality change the way we experience the world around us?
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Adventure, responsible and green travel are reinventing the way communities, ecosystems and economies interact. We examine how ISO standards are supporting this trend.
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Whether you’re headed to the Amazon, the Seychelles or the local lake, your journey starts here.
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With the current level of income disparity between nations, even those geographically close to one another, it is hardly surprising that the provision of public services can vary a great deal from country to country. This is nowhere more the case than with healthcare, in which the relatively new phenomenon …
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If you are looking for new sensations on a tourism trip, Brazil offers options you just can’t miss. As adventure tourism grows in popularity, we asked Ricardo Fragoso, General Officer at ABNT, ISO’s member in Brazil, why the country is fast becoming a world reference for outdoor activities.
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Put in these terms, most of us would run a mile, whatever the proposition. But the popularity of online reviews, and the trust we place in persons unknown when making major decisions about where to stay, what to eat and how to get the most from a trip, tells a different story.