Jim Hinckley adds more than 1,000 descriptions of sites to Route 66 Navigation app

Touch Media, which creates the Route 66 Navigation smartphone app, announced Thursday it's collaborated with Route 66 historian and author Jim Hinckley to provide more than 1,000 descriptions for points of interest along the route. The descriptions should go live on the app within the next two weeks. According to a news release from the … Continue reading Jim Hinckley adds more than 1,000 descriptions of sites to Route 66 Navigation app

Route 66 Navigation principals take over ownership of Historic Route 66 website

The founders of the Route 66 Navigation app and Route 66 Passport program announced Monday they have assumed ownership of the Historic Route 66 website, at historic66.com. Marian Pavel and Jan Svrcek take over the reins of the oldest Route 66 site on the internet, established in 1994 by the husband-and-wife team of Swa Frantzen … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation principals take over ownership of Historic Route 66 website

Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

The Arizona Historic Route 66 Association's Fun Run, an annual fixture along the Mother Road for more than 30 years, announced Thursday it is canceling the May 1-3 event. Citing recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arizona's governor to avoid large crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic, the association decided to simply … Continue reading Arizona Route Fun Run canceled because of coronavirus pandemic

Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

The Route 66 states of Illinois, California and New Mexico imposed new rules over the weekend that would restrict interior access of restaurants and taverns. All are being done an in effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Sunday all restaurants and bars will close for inside dining for more … Continue reading Several Route 66 states tighten access inside bars, restaurants because of virus

Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

President Trump's recent 30-day travel ban on people from Europe was expanded Saturday to the United Kingdom and Ireland. The UK-Ireland ban will take effect at midnight Eastern time Monday. The ban was in response to the coronavirus pandemic, which had sickened more than 156,000 people worldwide (and rising) and killed 5,800 as of Saturday … Continue reading Ireland, UK added to 30-day European travel ban to U.S.

Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

Touch Media on Thursday announced the launch of a "Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)" campaign in the wake of President Trump's 30-day ban of travelers from Europe because of the coronavirus pandemic. Touch Media, which created the Route 66 Navigation app, started the campaign because of some grim data in the wake of … Continue reading Route 66 Navigation launches “Keep Calm and Travel Route 66 (Later)” campaign

Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

The Cuba Area Chamber of Commerce in the Route 66 town of Cuba, Missouri, recently launched a Visit Cuba Mo app with the help of developer Go to Blu. According to a news release about the app: The free app available through Google Play or the Apple App Store provides the visitor with an event … Continue reading Cuba, Missouri, launches a new tourism app

“On Route 66 for the First Time” issues expanded third edition in more languages

Touch Media, developer of the Route 66 Navigation app and creator of the Route 66 Passport, this week announced it has released a third and extended edition of its "On Route 66 For The First Time" e-book. The free, 230-page guidebook "explains to the traveler what awaits them on historic Route 66 and how to … Continue reading “On Route 66 for the First Time” issues expanded third edition in more languages

State tourism department planning an Oklahoma Route 66 Passport

The Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department is planning to publish 200,000 copies of an Oklahoma Route 66 Passport where magnets and a special coin can be collected. The Oklahoma Route 66 Association forwarded to Route 66 News a rate card for those who wish to advertise in the publication. The email from the tourism department … Continue reading State tourism department planning an Oklahoma Route 66 Passport

Seeing Route 66 in less than 10 minutes

This isn't one of those fast-paced time-lapse videos of all 2,400 miles of Route 66, but a briskly edited clip that covers many of the big attractions along the Mother Road. The folks at Route 66 Navigation praised the video on their Facebook page -- partly due to the videographers using and praising the app. … Continue reading Seeing Route 66 in less than 10 minutes