Post: WORLD STANDARDS DAY observed on 14 October highlights the importance of standards in all sectors.

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“Shared vision for a better world ~ We want a world that is better, fairer and more sustainable. A world that can be enjoyed today and protected for future generations. The Sustainable Development Goals SDGs) represent a shared vision for peace and prosperity, for people and the planet. Every SDG is a call for action, but we can only get there if we work together. International standards offer practical solutions we can all stand behind. By using international standards, you become part of the solution. “

World Standards Day offers the opportunity to increase the understanding of the importance of standardisation.
The day honours the efforts of thousands of experts – among them many tourist guides and WFTGA members – who develop voluntary standards within standards development organisations such as the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN). 
WFTGA celebrates two standards, which define the profession of tourist guides and underpin professional training programmes for tourist guides.

A professional Tourist Guide is a person who has completed the relevant training in their given city and/or country. A Tourist Guide has to have the correct qualifications and licences in their specific locations.

Why are qualifications and licences important?
A professional qualified/licenced Tourist Guide provides the highest level of delivering a service in this profession.

Why are the advantages of standardization?
The rule-based character of standards makes them important tools for regulating individual as well as collective behaviour and achieving social order.
International Standards mean that clients/visitors have confidence that their experience is going to be of a good quality.

Share the importance of Standards in the Tourist Guiding profession.

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