Tourism has long been the economic backbone for many island states and territories. Yet, with sustainable growth now at the forefront of the agenda, how best to reconcile tourism development with environmental preservation?

In drawing the spotlight on to some of the most inspired and informed partnerships, projects and new developments, we learn that to drive meaningful change, all stakeholders, including the tourists themselves, must factor in environmental considerations into their decision-making.

There are many out there doing just that: forward thinking governments and elements of the travel industry proving that sustainable strategies make sound business sense, host communities leading by example and tourists voting with their feet.