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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 supportive. The text contains no bracketed sections.