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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

Montserrat Montserrat Fills Flights Void
September 29, 2008

Montserrat announced Monday the return of daily flight service on Winward Island Airways (Winair) beginning October 1.

Jumeirah Takes Dubai Success to the Caribbean
September 26, 2008

Hotel giant Jumeirah, a company mostly known for its successful properties in Dubai, is entering the Caribbean.

TravelMart Latin America
September 26, 2008

Travel Agent was on location in Quito, Ecuador, for the 32nd annual TravelMart Latin America, where exciting industry news about emerging Central and South America destinations is made.

slide show Punta Mita
September 26, 2008

Punta Mita should be on your radar and is becoming one of Mexico’s best luxury destinations for families. Here's a recap of Punta Mita news and some updates on this popular Mexico giant.

AMResorts Takes Over Paraiso del la Bonita, to Launch New Brand
September 25, 2008

A spokesperson for AMResorts confirms that the company is taking over the popular Mexico luxury hotel Paraiso de la Bonita and will rebrand the Riviera Maya property in December.

Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Bart’s St. Bart’s Resort to Reopen in November with New Features
September 25, 2008

Hôtel Le Toiny, St. Bart’s luxury, 15-villa resort recently announced a series of enhancements that will be available to guests beginning this November when the property reopens.

Nassau Resort Names New Director of Sales
September 25, 2008

The Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino has appointed 28-year hotel industry veteran Doug McLain to the position of director of sales for the resort located in Nassau, The Bahamas.

New Punta Cana Resort to Open Early Next Year
September 25, 2008

All-inclusive resort company Palace Resorts recently announced that its latest Caribbean property, Moon Palace Casino, Golf & Spa Resort, is slated to open in early 2009.

Calabash Cove Resort Announces December Debut
September 24, 2008

Calabash Cove, a boutique hotel resort in St. Lucia, is scheduled to debut in December and is currently accepting reservations.

On Location Travel Agent Interviews Jamaica’s Prime Minister
September 22, 2008

Joe Pike was on location at the Jamaican American Chamber of Commerce’s Hurricane Relief Fundraiser where he sat down with the country’s prime minister, the Hon. Bruce Golding.

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