Rick Antonson, author of Route 66 Still Kicks: Driving America’s Main Street tells us some stories on this adventure through the famous road.
Mules, hotels, and stuck in mud adventures are only some of the topics that arise when talking to him about his book.
Rick Antonson is President & CEO of Tourism Vancouver, which represents over 1,000 member businesses and is responsible for the market development of Metro Vancouver as a convention, incentive, and leisure travel destination. Rick is a former book publisher, and train company executive.
As a travel industry leader, Rick served as an ambassador for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games. He has been on the boards of the Pacific Asia Travel Association based in Bangkok, Vancouver Community College, and on the Advisory Council for Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies Program. In the recent past he also chaired the Board of Directors for book publisher Douglas & McIntyre; was chair of Destination Marketing Association International based in Washington, DC, and a founding board member of the Canadian Tourism Commission. He is Vice President of the Board of Directors for Pacific Coast Public Television.
He is a co-author of Slumach’s Gold, In Search of a Legend. In 2008, Dundurn Publishing of Toronto published his third book, To Timbuktu for a Haircut; A Journey Through West Africa.
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