Standardization of leisure and tourism
With the opening of borders after the pandemic, the tourism industry has not only gained momentum, but has also digitized significantly and opened up new destinations. Cruises, flights, health and medical tourism are all affordable and safe again. Tourism is one of the most heavily regulated and controlled sectors as it encompasses many interacting industries. . Therefore, tourism, especially international tourism, has many potential risks and its regulation is implemented in the most stringent way. International standards are one way to regulate international tourism activity. This is what we are going to tell you about today.
Adventure Tourism - Hiking and Trekking Activities - Requirements and Recommendations
Hiking is a very popular recreation in many countries. However, looking at this from the perspective of the travel agency process organization raises many questions about security requirements and organizational process standards. International standards such as ISO 3021:2023 can answer these questions.
This document specifies requirements for adventure tourism, including hiking and trekking activities, in relation to the safety of participants, guides and helpers. The document also sets out criteria for characteristics and difficulty levels for classifying hiking and trekking routes. This document applies to hiking and trekking activities offered as tourism products. Tourism product design includes product planning and development stages that are not the subject of this document.
Some tourism products include hiking and/or trekking activities together with other tourism services (transportation, meals, accommodation, etc.), but this document applies only to hiking and trekking activities and tourist services are excluded from the scope. This document applies to all types of adventure travel activity providers offering tourism products consisting of hiking and/or trekking activities. If a travel agency specializes in the organization of holidays and tours of this kind, the existence of the above-mentioned international standards and compliance with their requirements is essential for providing quality services and avoiding risks to the health of clients.
Recreational Diving Services - Rebreather Diver Training Requirements - Decompression Dives to 45m (ISO 24805:2022)
SIST EN ISO 24805:2022
Diving is a very exciting and interesting activity, associated with many contraindications for many people. Legal documents such as SIST EN ISO 24805:2022 are required to understand certain technical characteristics and parameters specific to diving.
This document describes the proficiency required to dive 40 meters or 45 meters with Trimix diluent and with a rebreather that requires forced decompression stops with nitrox or air diluent. is specified. This document specifies further criteria for evaluating these competencies. This document specifies the general requirements for providing recreational diving services in accordance with ISO 24803, as well as the conditions under which training is provided.
This type of international standard should be made directly available primarily to professionals who organize diving trips. We stress the need for this document and emphasize that compliance with the norms and requirements of this International Standard is a kind of guarantee of consumer safety.
Recreational Diving Services - Requirements for Rebreather Diver Training - No Decompression Diving (ISO 24804:2022)
SIST EN ISO 24804:2022
When hiring a diving instructor, make sure he is familiar with all the technical features of the field and has sufficient experience.The training of diving instructors and amateurs will clarify the details.
International documents such as SIST EN ISO 24804:2022 are useful as they contain a lot of information.
This document specifies the competencies required to perform non-decompression dives underwater with a rebreather. This document defines further criteria for evaluating these competencies. In addition to the general requirements for the provision of recreational diving services according to EN ISO 24803, this document also defines the conditions under which training is provided.
Using such international standards will greatly reduce the number of possible risks and also prevent trained people from using the wrong device and having adverse health effects.
Tourism and related services — traditional restaurants — visual aspects, decoration and services
Restaurants have become a part of everyday life and have become popular in the online world, especially during the pandemic.The catering industry is a highly competitive industry that requires certain innovations and the highest level of service. Today, the catering industry is regulated in every aspect, from kitchen to decor to service. And one of those regulatory documents is ISO 21621:2021.
This document provides requirements and recommendations for the environment and service delivery of traditional restaurants belonging to specific cuisines and customs of specific countries or regions.
This document reflects the physical characteristics of traditional restaurants (buildings, furnishings, visual specifications of decorations), elements related to specific cuisines and customs in serving food, and traditional style and quality. Specify staff requirements (dress, demeanor, language). Restaurants affect service. Requirements related to the technical characteristics of buildings and general requirements for preparation and cooking in kitchens and other back-office spaces are not included in this document.
A feature of this international standard is that it does not contain technical parameters and is only an explanatory and recommended document describing decorative standards. If you are the owner of a restaurant that specializes in a particular cuisine, we encourage you to keep this international standard at your disposal in order to improve the quality of your service in accordance with international standards and requirements.
Need for standardization in tourism
Since tourism has different vectors and directions, there are different levels of potential risk. However, even the safest route should not underestimate the risks. Today, international markets have their own norms, rules and regulations aimed at ensuring equal playing conditions for all market participants and focusing primarily on the quality of the services provided. That is why international standardization is becoming more and more influential year after year in almost every field. If your company operates in the tourism sector, especially internationally, it is imperative that the above standards are present in the company's document base.