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Joe Pike

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Joe Pike

Joe Pike is Travel Agent's senior editor covering the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; Hawaii; Central & South America. Previously, Pike was a newspaper reporter 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 Pike

Maxim's New Bungalows in the Dominican Republic
June 18, 2007

Maxim is looking to bring its magazine to life. For years, fans of the successful publication have read about sexy women, fashion trends, the latest hot spots and generally how to live well.

Onsite: CTO Stresses Need for Regional Marketing at CHTC
June 18, 2007

MIAMI-Travel Agent was on site as the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Conference kicked off Sunday night at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, where Caribbean Tourism Organization Chairman Allen Chastanet reiterated his position that the regions of the Caribbean need to work as one.

Passport Rules Hot Topic at Caribbean Marketplace
June 18, 2007

NEW YORK—As the ninth annual Caribbean Marketplace took place at the Marriott Marquis last week, the recent change in the new passport regulations was a big topic of conversation.

St. Lucia Fast Facts
June 18, 2007

For agents looking to send clients to St. Lucia, here is an overview of airlift, hotels and restaurants.

ONSITE: CTO Wants Full Waiver of Passport Restriction Until July of 2009
June 15, 2007

New York-At a press conference Friday during Caribbean Week at the Marriott, Caribbean Tourism Organization representatives applauded a recent decision by the U.S. government to temporarily relax the requirements of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.

Jamaican Tourism Awards Recipients Honored During Caribbean Week
June 14, 2007

The Jamaica Tourist Board, in association with the Caribbean Tourism Organization, presented two tourism industry representatives, Jacqueline Johnson and Joe Yogerst, with awards for excellence in their efforts to market the Caribbean as a premier travel destination.

Pueble Bonito Upgrades Mexico Products
June 11, 2007

Travel Agent spoke to Enrique Ganbara, corporate director of sales and marketing for Pueblo Bonito Ocean Front Resorts and Spas, who expressed excitement about moves he hopes will keep his resort company a Mexico powerhouse.

New Westin for the Dominican Republic in May 2008
June 11, 2007

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. recently announced the Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort is on schedule to open in May 2008.

Cancun Tourism Institute Unveils Latest Online Campus
June 11, 2007

The Cancun Tourism Institute expects to increase agents' awareness of the destination with its recently improved online program.

New Dolphins Experience, Room Categories at Dreams Cancun
June 7, 2007

Travel Agent was on site this week for Dreams Cancun's unveiling of its new Delphinus Dream Cancun, a program featuring six trained, 300-pound baby dolphins.