TIME Unlimited Tours received the highly prestigious Ecotourism and Indigenous Tourism Award in conjunction with the United Nations in the USA, winning the global public vote by a huge margin ahead of all other applicants.
The Indigenous Tourism and Biodiversity Website Award 2010 is a collaborative effort between Planeta.com and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity/UNEP (CBD) with the generous support of the Heidehof Foundation. It is presented to an indigenous tourism operation which has a website that promotes sustainable practices and educates visitors on cultural protocols and biodiversity conservation.
Auckland based TIME Unlimited Tours – see their website www.newzealandtours.travel - was established in 2005 by bicultural couple Ceillhe and Néill Sperath. Ceillhe Tewhare Teneti Hema Sperath is tangata whenua, a direct descendant of the famous Ngapuhi chief Patuone. Néill is tauiwi, of Irish and German origin, and a proud New Zealander by choice. Both are passionate about New Zealand and are proud parents of their daughter Danica Matariki Sperath, who was born in Auckland around Matariki (the Maori New Year) in 2009. Both are equally passionate about how New Zealand’s unique culture and environment should be shared with their guests.
TIME Unlimited Tours offers the most extensive range of high-quality guided tours available in Auckland, New Zealand. These are:
The award ceremony took place at the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) in Portland, Oregon which is North America’s largest Ecotourism Conference.
• Auckland Tours
• Auckland Maori Tours
• Guided Wilderness Walks
• Auckland Shore Excursions
• Private Auckland and NZ Tours
TIME Unlimited Tours and its Founders/Directors Ceillhe & Neill Sperath were delighted: “After almost winning last year, we have worked hard on making many further improvements in all aspects of our business and are delighted to have now won this highly-prestigious award.”