Responsible tourism: Certify your business
A set of standards for Responsible Tourism in Tanzania
Responsible Tourism Tanzania (RTTZ) has developed a set of standards for Responsible Tourism in Tanzania. With future plans of having RTTZ formally recognized and accredited by Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC), the standards have been written in line with those of the GSTC, giving any RTTZ certified Tanzanian company the same international repute.
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4 levels for continuous improvement
The certification system using the standards has four levels which have been designed to encourage continuous improvement. Once you have been certified at the entry level you can move up to the next level and finally end up with all the RTTZ certification logos. Each level will guide the organization toward becoming not only a matured enterprise in terms of responsibility but a role model for others.
The SEED, SAPLING and TREE requirements are available on the website and show what is needed for the document review and what will be checked by an RTTZ auditor. Click here to view the criteria.
The first and second level of certification will require the tourism company to conduct a self-assessment followed up by an independent external audit. The last two steps or levels will only require an independent third party to audit the establishment.