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TDA Area 5 - North West Savaii

TDA 5 North West Savaii 

Tourism Development Area 5 covers an area from the village of Satuiatua on the central western coast of Savaii toFalealupo on the western end of the north coast of Savaii (see Figure 2.1).

A community visioning exercise for TDA 5 was undertaken with active participation by tourism operators and community representatives during a four day workshop in March 2015. The workshop utilised a combined approach in which community visioning was conducted by the Samoa Tourism Authority team and Participatory 3 Dimensional (P3D) modelling was facilitated by the P3D team from Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment – Forestry Division. 

Participants were asked to consider the ‘past, present and future’ of their Tourism Development Area (TDA) in order to identify common goals and a realistic practical path forward within the constraints of changing climatic conditions. The P3D process enable participants to contextualise adaptation options according to geographic and physical variables. Figure 2.3 shows the workshop attendees with the model they developed during the workshop.

The community and tourism operators from TDA 5 came together with a consensual ‘Vision’ for the management of climate change variables in TDA 5: North West Savaii.

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Tourism Development Area Management Plan