Thompson safaris have kindly provided office space for the Responsible Tourism auditors and researchers. The office has been provided with access to the internet for research that will be carried out by the team members. Currently there there are 6 team members using this office.
The development of the Responsible Tourism Tanzania is being supported and funded by the British High Commission- Dar es Salaam, Round Table Africa and the Honeyguide Foundation.
The British High Commission have supported RTTZ with training held in Arusha, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar. They are also supporting the process for the development of the standards, guidelines and criteria for RTTZ.
Round Table Africa is an initiative that seeks to promote, among other things, sustainable tourism practices in Africa. This initiative is coordinated by the Sustainable Development Centre of the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, and executed in partnership with the Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI) in Arusha. The program aims at stimulating sustainable business development in Southern and Eastern Africa.
The Honeyguide Foundation is an Arusha-based NGO that works with local communities to help them register a positive influence on their natural resources and environment using tourism through the following components:
- Providing mechanisms that contribute positively to community sustainability and poverty reduction
- Developing appropriate, transparent and accountable Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy strategies for tourism enterprises working with communities
- Developing long term, positive strategic links between communities and their business partners in the recognition that long term partnerships rely upon rigorous community governance and sustainable management of the natural and socio-economic resources.