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.
SECO is the federal government’s center of expertise for all core issues relating to economic policy. SECO aim is to ensure sustainable economic growth by putting in place the necessary regulatory and economic policy conditions, sustained economic growth, high employment and fair working conditions.
United Nations through their agencies such as UNCTAD, UNOPS support Responsible Tourism mission and awareness and for the first time UNCTAD supported the first Responsible Tourism Award event in Tanzania
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.