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Joe Pike

Senior Editor


Joe Pike

Joe Pike is Travel Agent's senior editor covering the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; Hawaii; Central & South America. Previously, Pike was a newspaper for The Asbury Park Press based in the Jersey Shore, covering local news. In 2009, Pike was awarded the Jamaica Tourist Board's Marcia Vickery-Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism. Pike then won the Caribbean Tourism Organization's Inner Circle King Award for Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Pike is also the author of the blog, The Joe Pike Blog, which documents his adventures around the world. Pike has also co-hosted the Young Leaders Conference in Las Vegas for the past three years. He received his Master's Degree in Newspaper, Magazine and Online Journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

"I want to meet the person responsible for the mandatory airline warnings not to tamper with smoke detectors in the bathroom. I have a pretty good feeling it was the 'just one drag" guy from the movie, 'Ghost.'"

"During my first visit to Ecuador about five years ago, I was leaving the opening reception of a conference. It was at a famous church and there were hundreds of people rushing to get out when it was over because it was so crowded and stuffy. A man bumped into me pretty hard, prompting me to say, 'Watch where you're going, buddy!' I soon realized it was the Prime Minister of the country."

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Recent Articles By: Joe

News
SeaDream Yacht Club Introduces Caribbean Series   March 13, 2007
By: Joe Pike

SeaDream Yacht Club is introducing its Caribbean series of five-, seven- and nine-night sailings from November through April 2008.

Article
Space Travel: Reality by 2009   March 12, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Like most agents, Mary Ann Ramsey of Betty Maclean Travel, Inc. in Florida usually sells destinations she has visited to give clients a first-hand account of what a vacation there will be like. She might, however, have a little difficulty doing that for the latest destination: space travel, which...more >>

Article
Chukka Caribbean Adventures Gets Agent Friendly   March 12, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Chukka Caribbean Adventures on March 15 will launch a new online booking engine, in which agents can book adventures in any of Chukka's locations and receive the standard 10 percent commission.

News
Alice Cohen, Founder of Alice Travel, Passes Away   March 12, 2007
By: Joe Pike

The travel agent community lost a legend March 6 as Alice Cohen, founder and partner of Fairfield, NJ-based Alice Travel, died on March 6 at her home after a short battle with cancer.

News
Hong Kong Announces Positive Tourism Projections   March 12, 2007
By: Joe Pike

NEW YORK—Travel Agent was on site last week as the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) hosted a Chinese New Year's dinner, recapping a successful 2006 year in tourism and offering predictions for this year.

News
New Flights from L.A. to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon   March 9, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Mexicana de Aviacion, a Mexican airline, will begin non-stop service from Los Angeles to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon twice a week starting March 17.

News
Regent Makes Caribbean Debut, Marks Further Brand Growth   March 9, 2007
By: David Eisen,Joe Pike

Regent Hotels & Resorts is bringing its brand of luxury to the Caribbean with the opening of The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos on Apr. 2.

News
Tourism Industry to Generate $7 Trillion This Year   March 9, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Travel and tourism is expected to generate in excess of $7 trillion in 2007, rising to more than $13 trillion over the coming decade, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) research, sponsored by Accenture and prepared by Oxford Economics.

News
Sabre Invests in Polish Technology Specialist   March 8, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Sabre Travel Network announced Thursday it had acquired a 40 percent stake in ESS, a technology provider and distributor of tour content to the travel industry in Poland.

News
Travel Agent University's New Grenada Specialist Course   March 7, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Travel agents can learn and earn at their convenience with a brand new home-study course on Grenada, designed by Travel Agent University.

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