Success Factors for Community Business Wildlife Tourism Partnerships in Tanzania
This article analyses nine tourism business–community agreements including three NGO-initiated agreements, three business-initiated agreements and three government-initiated agreements. The partnerships are addressing local economic development and conservation and are assessed on 12 internal success factors. An explanatory multiple case study design was used to study the relevance of Business – Community Partnerships in contributing to Sustainable Local Development. It is found that business-initiated partnerships are working best in meeting the criteria for success. Trust, commitment and mutual benefits are found to be the most important factors. Technical aspects such as accountability and planning are considered less important.