On the eve of the summer tourist season - tourism as the fastest growing branch of the industry, decades ago, brings with it a significant contribution to improving conditions and opportunities for sustainable development in the world.
In January of this year, our country was visited by 10.3 percent more tourists than in the same month last year than the total number of domestic and foreign tourists according to the State Bureau of Statistics.
Worldwide, according to UNWTO, over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continuous expansion and diversification, to become one of the largest and fastest growing economic sectors in the world.
An increasing number of destinations around the world have opened up and invested in tourism, turning it into a key driver of socio-economic progress by creating jobs and enterprises thus providing income in various sectors and infrastructure development.
With this intensity and the growth of tourism in the world, the number of international tourists is expected to grow from 1.2 to 1.8 billion tourists by 2030.
ISO standards and ISO/TC 228, a technical committee of ISO (International Organization for Standardization), responsible for the development of internationally accepted standards for terminology and service specifications offered by tourism service providers, play a key role in such growing tourism statistics. including related activities, tourism destinations, requirements of facilities and equipment used by them, to provide tourism buyers, providers and consumers with criteria for quality, reliability, informed decision-making and sustainability.
In the RSM Standardization Institute there is a committee ISRSM TK 44 - Tourism and related services, which works on the adoption of the mentioned standards essential for the development and investment in tourism as a branch that in our country is becoming more and more attractive for providers and consumers of tourist services.
As a contribution to the development of tourism, on June 13-16, 2023, the XVIIIth Plenary Session of ISO TC/228 Tourism and related services was held in Seville (Spain), where the director of ISRSM Mr. Dzevat Kicara took an active part in the working groups. WG 8 - Yacht harbors) and the Technical Secretary of TK 44 - Tourism and related services Mr. Velibor Tasevski (WG 15 - Accomodation).