VIII. TOURISM RESOURCES:
Tourism is perceived as both an
opportunity for SIDS development and an activity that must be
integrated with environmental and cultural concerns. Competition
for land resources is acute and tourism development should be
neither disruptive nor detrimental to other valuable sectors.
Integrated planning and policies are to be developed to ensure
sustainable development through Environment Impact Assessments
(EIAs), guidelines and standards. It is important to ensure that
tourism and each island's environment and culture are mutually
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