Implementing STD on a small island: development and use of Sustainable Tourism Development indicators in Samoa
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Small island states present a significant challenge in terms of sustainable tourism development. On a small island there are limited resources, economic and social activities tend to be concentrated on the coastal zone, and the interconnectivity between economic, environmental, social, cultural and political spheres is strong and pervasive. Consequently the sustainable development of tourism is more a practical necessity than an optional extra.