Arizona Office of Tourism launches Route 66 digital map, passport

Sep 4, 2022, 6:30 AM

(Facebook Photo/Route 66)...

(Facebook Photo/Route 66)

(Facebook Photo/Route 66)

PHOENIX — The Arizona Office of Tourism on Wednesday announced the launch of a digital passport designed to make planning a trip on Route 66 easier than before.

The Route 66 Passport will provide a free digital map and passport from Topock 66 on the Colorado River to the Painted Desert Trading post, with sights, shops and towns in between, according to a press release.

Users will receive a text that their passport is ready to use once it’s been downloaded, as the travel tool doesn’t require the installation of a mobile app.

When a visitor stops by one of the route’s destinations, they can check in and submit photos to win prizes.

“Route 66’s colorful history, quirky attractions, lively dining and beautiful landscapes are types of treasures that beg to be shared,” Debbie Johnson, director, said in the release.

“Our latest passport is a perfect invitation to explore it for the first time or get reacquainted and find something new.”

The digital map and passport launched days before the Labor Day weekend as over 44 million Americans are expected to take a road trip, according to Arrivalist.

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Arizona Office of Tourism launches Route 66 digital map, passport