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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

Caribbean Encounters
July 2, 2007

One of the major assets we have here at Travel Agent is having an office in the heart of Manhattan. And there is no better example than the recent Caribbean Week held in New York. We were making the trip to the event's venue, the Marriott Marquis, just as much as Caribbean tourism officials...more >>

Trinidad & Tobago Adds Two New Delta Flights
July 2, 2007

Trinidad & Tobago announced the addition of two new non-stop Delta flights.

Valentino Macor
July 1, 2007

There isn't much about the sport of golf that Italy native Valentino Macor doesn't love. As a professional golfer for nearly 30 years, he craved the competition as much as the beautiful courses he played on. And, as a golf teacher in Florida, he enjoyed instructing junior golfers, noting...more >>

Hilton Signs the Conrad Buenos Aires
June 28, 2007

Hilton Hotels Corporation recently announced the signing of Conrad Buenos Aires, the luxury brand's first management agreement in South America.

Turks and Caicos Eases Passport Requirements
June 28, 2007

Turks and Caicos is the latest Caribbean nation to fall into accordance with the revised Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI).

Agents Say More Women Traveling to Play Golf
June 28, 2007

An American Express study released on Wednesday revealed new trends in "girls getaways," including more active and more luxurious trips.

Oasis Expands Caribbean Presence with New Dominican Republic Properties
June 27, 2007

Travel Agent was on site at an event hosted by Oasis Hotels & Resorts Tuesday, in which the company unveiled new properties in Punta Cana, Bayahibe/La Romana, Boca Chica and Puerto Plata.

Caribbean Tourism Official Stresses Regional Marketing
June 25, 2007

MIAMI-Travel Agent was on site last week for the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Conference (CHTC), where Allen Chastanet, newly elected Chairman of the Carib-bean Tourism Organization (CTO), serving as keynote speaker at the opening ceremony, made it clear that there was more to worry about with the...more >>

The Serenity of Dreams Tulum
June 25, 2007

Travel Agent decided to take our recent press trip to Cancun a bit further...about two hours further to be exact. After touring AMResorts' Dreams Cancun Resort & Spa, where we swam with dolphins we took the two-hour drive to Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa. Like Dreams Cancun, this property...more >>

Caribbean Family Travel
June 25, 2007

Family travel is back in style again, and the trend now is for trips that go beyond traditional family vacations and include more unique, more active and more meaningful travel plans. In the following pages, Travel Agent focuses on the Caribbean, helping agents narrow down the list of recommended...more >>