Back view of young woman on suspension wooden bamboo bridge across Loboc river in Bohol, Philippines
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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...
Farmer using a drone to spray his crops.
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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?
Two women in white robes relaxing at hotel spa.
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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...
Woman with a backpack and camping equipment looking at the schedules on the scoreboard airport station.
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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.
Man on a zip line flying through the forest canopy.
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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.
Woman snorkeling in Raya Island,-Thailand.
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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.
Mother and child snorkeling underwater.
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Whether you’re headed to the Amazon, the Seychelles or the local lake, your journey starts here.
Car sharing pictogram  in the street, Singapore.
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It is one of the fastest-growing areas of the world economy, and it’s not slowing. Books, cars, flats and everything in between is up for sharing these days, and it's big business. ISO has recently established a technical committee to support this new business model in reaching its full potential.