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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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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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This month in ISOfocus

Cover page: ISOfocus July/August 2019:  Travel in depth
july-august 2019

Travel in depth

This issue highlights the fastest growing trends in travel and tourism, including sustainability and medical tourism. 

ISOfocus

Published in English, French and Spanish, six times per year, ISOfocus is your gateway to International Standards.

Whether a multinational enterprise faced with major decisions or a small business looking for ideas, ISOfocus seeks to provide both the kind of overviews that strategic planners need and the little details that can make a big difference. You will find international topics covering everything from IT and transport to personal stories and everything in between. Our goal is to bring you the highest-quality information and most up-to-date and internationally relevant material on standards in each issue.

 


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