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About Routes International Transportation and Travel
Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Heinz
Hammer and I am the chief administrator of Routes International (RI).
What started as a small site to help sell my book "Routes, The Lighter Side
of Public Transit" has now developed into a comprehensive transportation
and travel related reference and travel booking site covering all modes of
transportation by air, land, rail and sea worldwide with members in over 60 countries.
My interest in transportation was awakened at an early age in Germany where
my grandfather and my uncle, who both worked for the railway all their
lives, allowed me to observe them at their various fascinating assignments. After immigrating to Canada at age 23 I enjoyed my working life with a large public transportation company in various positions feeding my passion for "people" transportation.
I also developed a keen interest in aviation which eventually led me to a
part time career as a flight instructor. A genuine interest and
appreciation for all "people" movers has helped shape the character of the
You will find direct links to all modes of passenger
transportation companies worldwide, plus many related services such as bus and train schedules of major US providers. This will assist you in making informed travel and transportation decisions.
Whether you are a professional searching for information such as contacts,
suppliers, colleagues, customers etc. or perhaps a 'clippie' from
Manchester embarking on a real or imaginary journey, you have established
an unparalleled point of departure!
Our travel site, which has recently been separated from RoutesInternational to facilitate easier navigation through both sites now has its own domain: routestraveler.com.
Be assured that you are getting competitive pricing at top-notch hotels - even at the last minute.
My pursuit to keep RoutesInternational.com and Routestraveler.com up-to-date requires many hours of work and research
on a daily basis and I'm very grateful for your support and to all of you who take the time to
submit new links and let me know about broken ones.