Who we are

About Us

Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) is a non-profit organization that will encourage and promote a more sustainable tourism industry within Tanzania. RTTZ has been established in 2011 as a trusteeship with a governance and membership base that includes the key stakeholders within the tourism industry. RTTZ will provide various services or functions to support the tourism industry to manage their business in a sustainable manner; these include providing internationally accepted standards and guidelines, an  auditing and evaluation process that will help guide the tourism venture to improving their actions and the product accompanied with a  certification scheme that recognizes the company’s efforts and successes. RTTZ will also be a key partner to develop the suitable regulatory environment by engaging in lobbying and advocacy on responsible tourism practices and favorable policies. The members will be provided with support and training to enable the tourism enterprises to understand and act according to the principles of a sustainable management. RTTZ will further support responsible tourism in Tanzania by promoting both the principles of RTTZ and the tourism products that are compliant to the international market.

Our Vision

Responsible Tourism Tanzania is about encouraging and promoting a more sustainable tourism industry within Tanzania. It stands for protecting and caring for the diverse cultures of the country, as well as its natural environment, whilst optimizing on business and economic sustainability. It aspires to support and communicate a positive impression of Tanzanian tourism, both locally and for the global market. Responsible Tourism Tanzania believes that the best in Tanzanian tourism is yet to come.

Our Mission

Responsible Tourism Tanzania mission will be to support and guide the tourism industry to a holistic management approach by providing:

  • Internationally aligned standards and guidelines with a clear set of practical ideas to introduce the tourism enterprises to a sustainable management approach.
  • An auditing and evaluation process that will help guide the tourism venture to improving their actions and the product.
  • A certification scheme with the branding for recognition of the company’s efforts and successes
  • Lobbying and advocacy on behalf of the tourism industry to develop policies and regulations within Tanzania for the sustainability of the resources and cultures and people.
  • Information and practical ideas, tools as well as training to assist the tourism enterprises to practice and participate responsible tourism.
  • Promoting the responsible tourism operators and products in Tanzania to the international tourism market.

Organizations on the Board of Trustees

Responsible Tourism Tanzania board of trustees consist of members form both the public and private sector, the board is configured with 60% form the private sector, 20% public sector and 20% NGO’s.

  • Tourism Confederation of Tanzania
  • Hotel Association of Tanzania
  • Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors
  • Tanzania Association of Tour Operators
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism
  • Tanzania Tourist Board
  • Honeyguide Foundation
  • Round Table Africa




9 Responses to Who we are

  1. This is a very good idea to have this organisation. I am became more pleased by your efforts to conduct such kind of training. Its good now to buid a network of similar interest groups so that these kind of initiatives are pushed forward.

  2. I commend by saying that, this is not a million idea but a billion idea for ensuring of sustainability in tourism undertakings and programmes in Tanzania. Stakeholders, that is not the end. You need also to push for responsible tourism concept inclusion in tourism curriculla all over the country.

  3. edmund says:

    this is absolute good idea! we were dreaming off! i love that

  4. Lucas David says:

    Hi every one
    Kindly, i would like to congratulate you all from the junior to senior for this laborious and constructive idea of “SUSTAINABLE TOURISM” Since presently the world preaching about Eco tourism/sustainable tourism and this is due to the on going alteration and disappearance of fauna and flora in our protected areas which contributed by either unfriendly tourism practices,mass tourism,failure to adhere with code of conduct in our PAs,poor awareness among the tourist themselves for sure i highly concur with you for this agenda of sustainable tourism because it will support the continuity of our fauna and flora resources both in terrestrial and marine organism in due aspect we can maintain the ecosystem for the betterment of the existence generation and the coming one’s
    It can let not give up as late Nyerere quoted says in what called Arusha manifestation”The survival of our wildlife is a matter of grave concern to all of us in Africa. These wild creatures amid the wild places they inhabit are not only important as a source of wonder and inspiration but are an integral part of our natural resources and our future livelihood and well being.” and we can well succeed by using participatory approach or bottom up approach by initiating some small programs like cultural tourism programs,trees nurseries,community based tourism,involving community in decision making as a custodian of our PAs by doing this the local people they can feel the important of it ,since they benefiting from tourism receipt directly meanwhile preaching green tourism to tourist by doing this will bring what we call win to win scenarios rather than lose to win scenarios as we evidenced today,i highly recommend your idea together we can.

  5. Amani says:

    Wonderful idea! Lets us know clearly the criteria for becoming a member of the group to join the efforts of promoting responsible tourism. Kindly send me details!

  6. Alex lamtei says:

    good people hope it will help tourist both locally and intenationally to be responsible for tourism itself and local people who sorrounding tourism destinations as far as responsible tourism concerned

  7. Alclheraus Jeremia Rwazo says:

    Dear Colleagues

    I am the CEO and Founder of Responsible Business Solutions, which is a recently registered consultancy firm based in Arusha. The idea on Responsible Tourism is sound and timely. Looking forward to work closely with you.

  8. Niek Hoorweg says:

    Hi colleagues,

    I am in the process of settling in Moshi and I have the intention to contribute to “responsible” or “alternative” tourism. The reason for contacting your organisation is that I need advice on the following topics :
    – Feedback on a small (new) business concept
    – Advice on legal / organisational matters and permits
    Looking forward to your reply, kind regards,

    Niek Hoorweg

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