Segways are sus­tain­able sta­ple

Whitsunday Times - - ADVERTISING FEATURE -

WHO­EVER said you can’t run a gold stan­dard en­vi­ron­men­tally sus­tain­able tourism op­er­a­tion clearly hasn’t been on a Whit­sun­day Seg­way Tours guided trip.

The lo­cal busi­ness owned and run by Zak Kelly be­gan op­er­a­tion in Novem­ber 2014 and hasn’t stopped kicking goals since.

New Tourism win­ner for 2015, the re­gion’s one-of-a-kind tour busi­ness took out a gold last year in Ex­cel­lence in Sus­tain­able Tourism as well to back it up again these awards.

“It is a mon­u­men­tal award to re­ceive this recog­ni­tion in the Whit­sun­day tourism in­dus­try and lets us know we are do­ing well be­cause we are still a small busi­ness,” Mr Kelly said.

“As a land based tour we aren’t af­fected by weather as much and the segways are elec­tric which mean low emis­sions.

“We would like to thank the sup­port of ev­ery­one in­clud­ing agents, busi­ness partners, ac­com­mo­da­tion providers, friends, fam­ily and most of all our amaz­ing past and present Seg­way tour guests.”

Whit­sun­day Seg­way Tours op­er­ates two guided tours that give guests the op­tion of rid­ing segways in the morn­ing through Con­way Park along the Great Whit­sun­day Trail or in af­ter­noon a sun­set board walk tour with a stop for din­ner.

Next on the cards, Mr Kelly is look­ing to ex­pand to offer an early morn­ing tour.

“This will be aimed at peo­ple who catch a morn­ing flight, so they don’t have to waste half a day and will in­clude breakfast,” he said.

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