A new standard adopted in tourism sector
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - By the decision of the Agency for Standardization, Metrology and Certification Uzstandard, the state standard Oʻz DSt EN 13809: 2019 (EN 13809: 2003, IDT) “Travel Services. Tour operators and tour agents.Terminology ”, developed by the State Unitary Enterprise Center for certification of tourist services under the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for the Development of Tourism, was adopted.
This standard is identical to the international standard EN 13809: 2003 “Tourism services - Travel agencies and tour operators– Terminology”. The standard contains definitions of a number of terms that are widely used in the tourism business and is intended to promote mutual understanding between users and providers of tourism services.
Awareness of the choice of travel services increases the likelihood of meeting the expectations of travelers. In turn, the tourism business also benefits from having well-informed consumers.
The standard may also be useful for developers of other standards for tourism and travel, and for lawmakers. The reference application is a glossary of terms in Uzbek, English and Russian. The standard will be enforced from 1 April 2020.