Bus Rollover in Grand Canyon West

On Tuesday August 1, 2023 at approximately 9:50am, Hualapai Emergency Services was notified of a bus rollover at Grand Canyon West within the Grand Canyon Resort Corp (GCRC) Circle in Terminal 1. Hualapai Emergency Services, GCW Air Rescue Fire, Lake Mohave Ranchos...

The Grand Canyon Brewing Company + Distillery sets its claim in Kingman Arizona

The Grand Canyon Brewing Company + Distillery Expands Presence in Arizona with New Location in Kingman KINGMAN, AZ (February 16, 2023) - The Grand Canyon Brewing Company + Distillery, a local favorite for craft beer, will be expanding its presence in Arizona with the...

Route 66 Centennial

But Route 66 is no mere highway. Even though it is no longer an official US highway, it is, perhaps, the most famous highway in the world. It is a destination. There are Route 66 associations that organize festivals and tours, that host receptions for Route 66 authors and personalities, and that publish guide books, in the Czech Republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Canada and other countries. Companies that offer Route 66 tours, with side trips to attractions such as the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City, the Grand Canyon, or Sedona, are based in Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Dollars & Cents

Author, humorist, lecturer and tourism development consultant Jim HInckley, developer of the Kingman, Arizona based Jim Hinckley’s America travel network, opens presentations about the importance of tourism with a simple statement. “Transform a community into a destination for tourists and you make it a destination for people looking for a place to raise a family, to open a business, or to retire.” 
Bill Thomas, the executive director of the Lincoln and Logan County Economic Development Partnership in Illinois, Chairman of the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership, and commissioner on the Route 66 Centennial Commission is more succinct in describing the importance of tourism. “Not all economic development is tourism but all tourism is economic development.”