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New Case Study on Diving now published!

New Case Study on Diving now published!

Case Studies help to better understand the benefits of tourism service standards by providing concrete examples of their implementation and tangible results in terms of service delivery and consumer satisfaction.

More sustainability in Adventure tourism activities

More sustainability in Adventure tourism activities

ISO tourism standards also contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and hence to transform our world into a better place.  More specifically the new ISO 20611:2018 Adventure tourism – Good practices for sustainability – Requirements and recommendations will help meet reduction of inequalities, responsible consumption or protection of life on land among other goals.

Welcome on board to the new TC 228 leadership

Welcome on board to the new TC 228 leadership

The ISO TMB has just approved the appointment of Mr. Manuel Otero from Spain and Mr. Habib Bouslama from Tunisia, as Chair and Vice Chair respectively, of ISO TC 228 Tourism and Related Services for a 3 year term.

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Sustainable tourism: a new International Standard for accommodation providers

Tourism is one of the world’s largest and fastest-growing economic sectors, with billions of people travelling each year – and numbers are expected to grow by 3.3 % annually until 2030. Tourist accommodation is one of the biggest players, meaning its potential impact on sustainable development is huge. New international guidance for accommodation facilities to help them improve their impact has just been published.

World Tourism Day 2017

Furthering sustainable tourism on world tourism day

Sep 27, 2017 - As one of the world’s biggest economic sectors, tourism affects virtually all of us. Not only does it currently represent 7 % of the world’s exports in goods and services, generating USD 4 billion a day on average, it also has a significant impact on the world we live in. Which is why making it sustainable is essential – and the theme of World Tourism Day 2017.

Pushing the tourism limits

Sep 20, 2017 All tourism activities of whatever motivation – holidays, business travel, conferences, adventure travel and ecotourism – are giving the industry a big boost. Today, tourism is one of the world’s fastest developing sectors, with increasing growth forecasted for the coming years. But how can International...

playaSea, sun and quality service on Spain╩╝s Valencian costa

May 9, 2016 ... One such standard is ISO 14785, Tourist information offices – Tourist information and reception services – Requirements, which contributes to ...

playa y reposeraSun, sand and standards: A new international standard for beaches ...

Jan 15, 2015 ... Whether it be the soft white sand or the call of the sea, beaches have an amazing ability to attract people from far and wide. Now they are even ...

buceoThe incredible story of diving standards

Sep 27, 2013... In 1994, Martin Denison, an Austrian diving expert of British origin, set up his own franchise business in Austria using an American qualification ...

turismo industrialISO standard to boost industrial tourism experiences

Jul 13, 2015 ... If you work as a tour operator and are looking for innovative, and fun learning experiences, or if you work in industry and think people will enjoy...

Safer scuba diving with two new ISO standards

Aug 4, 2009 ... Two new ISO standards will make scuba diving training programmes safer for both newcomers to the sport as well as more experienced divers ...

raftingAdventure tourism - More excitement, less risk (2013-05-02) - ISO

May 2, 2013 ... Do you feel the call of adventure? Do daring rapids tempt you? Do you enjoy trekking through thick jungle or climbing the highest peaks?

rappelSmall businesses play a key role in Brazil's tourism sector

Sep 26, 2014 ... One sector of particular importance for the country is adventure tourism, where travelers seek out activities that get adrenaline running high

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