Route 66 Yacht Club to Host Presentation

Published by The Bee News

January 2, 2020

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Presentation to Highlight Tourism Development in Kingman

Route 66 Yacht Club to Host Internationally Acclaimed Author Jim Hinckley 


On Wednesday, January 15, 2020 the Route 66 Yacht Club will be hosting a special presentation on tourism and related economic development at Calico’s Restaurant located at 418 East Beale Street in Kingman, Arizona. The event begins at 5:00 P.M. with a meet and greet followed by the presentation at 6:00 P.M. Attendees will receive a complimentary Mother Road Route 66 Passport developed by Touch Media of Bratislava, Slovakia, creator of the innovative Route 66 Navigation app. The featured speaker will be Jim Hinckley, author of 19 books. Hinckley is also a tour and tourism development consultant. 

Hinckley currently develops and assists with tourism marketing for the City of Cuba in Missouri as well as promotional initiatives for Grand Canyon Caverns. He also serves on the economic development committee for the Route 66 Road Ahead Partnership and the economic development advisory committee for the City of Kingman. He is the developer of the Jim Hinckley’s America travel network and has provided tour development services for Nissan Canada as well as tour companies based in Australia, New Zealand and the Netherlands. Hinckley has made presentations on Route 66 history and related economic development at the annual Miles of Possibility conferences, the first and second European Route 66 Festival, and at conferences in Michigan, Los Angeles and in Route 66 communities. 

In this presentation Hinckley will discuss attendance of the recent Miles of Possibility Conference, meetings with Route 66 Association presidents and tourism directors pertaining to the Route 66 centennial. Additionally, he will present information about Kingman area promotional opportunities including the upcoming International Route 66 Festival in Zlin, Czechia and the 2020 Miles of Possibility Conference. Updates on the Route 66 Navigation app and linked Mother Road Route 66 Passport project and development of community education programs will also be presented. 

Organizer Steve Wagner said, “As always, Jim will give us his folksy analysis of the importance of Route 66 to our community. This is not to be missed.” Attendance is limited and an RSVP is recommended. Tickets are only $5. After the presentation Hinckley will be signing copies of his latest book, Murder and Mayhem on The Main Street of America: Tales from Bloody 66.  

For more information:

Route 66 Yacht Club

Steve Wagner


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