Meet David Penilton, Founder of America’s Hub World Tours

Faces of the Northwest is our regular series featuring Q&A interviews with the small business owners and tourism professionals that help make the Northwest such a wonderful place to visit and live. Today we’re talking with David Penilton of America’s Hub World Tours and co-founder of Best of the Northwest.

David penilton

How did you get started in your business?

In 2007 I decided to transition from working in Global Logistic to learning and promoting the state I live in because Portland is such a livable and fun city to talk about. I knew there was an opportunity with future growth in the industry.

What’s something about you or your business that not everyone knows?

My business is designed to expose and educate people both domestic and international to different cultural groups. I want my business to make the world a better place to live in for all people of the world.

When you have a day off, what Pacific Northwest experiences do you like to go and enjoy?

Running in the forest on trails, biking around the state and exploring other parts of the Pacific NW and the world. I love to travel.

If you had to describe what you love about the Pacific Northwest in 3 words, what would you choose?

The Outdoor Paradise.

Does your company support tours overseas?

Yes, we have served a lot of tours from Australia, Europe and Asia. We successfully served a Japanese marathon group in 2015. We also served several Chinese groups in the past couple of years. We have an in house Chinese translator and we also have a Chinese website for Chinese market.