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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

Rose Hall Resort Builds Team in Preparation for Opening
August 14, 2008

As it prepares for a winter opening, The Solis, The Palmyra Resort & Spa in Rose Hall, Jamaica is solidifying it management team.

Bonaire Delta’s New Nonstop Service From New York to Bonaire
August 14, 2008

Tourism Corporation Bonaire announced that, beginning December 20, Delta Air Lines will add a weekly nonstop flight from New York to Bonaire.

Meet the New CHTA Officers
August 14, 2008

In case you missed the results of the Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association’s (CHTA) election late last month, Travel Agent decided to give you a recap.

Jamaica To Get New Delta Flights This Winter
August 13, 2008

The Jamaica Tourism Board announced Wednesday that it will see new airlift from Delta Air Lines this winter.

Leela’s Expansion Plan Gets Bigger
August 13, 2008

Travel Agent learned that Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts, a luxury hotel chain in India, is acquiring land in Agra and Jaipur to build two properties tentatively set for completion by 2010.

Stay on Top of Colombia Travel Warnings
August 13, 2008

Since the Department of State issued a travel warning for Colombia, Travel Agent recommends agents stay on top of the latest updates before sending clients to this Latin America destination.

Puerto Vallarta Grupo Velas Hotels & Resorts Launches Travel Blog
August 13, 2008

Grupo Velas Hotels & Resorts, announced Tuesday the launching of www.vallartatravelblog.com, a travel blog covering the latest from the resorts and Puerto Vallarta destination information.

Panama Agents Can Book Nikki Beach’s Panama Property
August 13, 2008

Representatives of Nikki Beach Playa Blanca Resort & Spa announced Monday that agents can now book the property, which slated to open March 1, 2009

Loma Del Mar Hotel to Open New Spa, Wellness Center in September
August 13, 2008

The Loma Del Mar Hotel, located in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo on Mexico's Pacific coast, is slated to debut its new wellness center and spa on September 13

St. Maarten Resort Offers Agents 13 Percent Commission
August 5, 2008

Sonesta Maho Beach Resort Casino and Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort Casino are offering travel agents a 13-percent commission on each four-night booking for travel through October 31.

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