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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

Sheraton Cable Beach Resort
February 18, 2008

Sure, we were a bit disappointed when we found out our hotel accommodations during the recent Caribbean Marketplace in the Bahamas weren't at Atlantis, Paradise Island, where most of the Caribbean Hotel Association event was held.

Tiamo Resort The Bahamas
February 18, 2008

At Caribbean marketplace on paradise island, the Bahamas, it was difficult to find much time to visit the trade show floor in between the many press conferences and luncheons. But there was one booth we were told we had to see, even if it meant putting everything else on hold.

Jamaica Tourism Outlook
February 18, 2008

When we first spoke with the Honorable Edmund Bartlett in September, the then-newly appointed minister of tourism for Jamaica had some big goals to share with us.

News and Notes
February 18, 2008

Executives of Sandos Hotels & Resorts spoke at a Caribbean Marketplace press conference about the steps they're taking to build the brand's product and name recognition.

Some More Information on Karisma's Latest Mexico Properties
February 18, 2008

Here are some more details on Karisma Hotels and Resorts latest Mexico plans.

Getting to South Andros Island
February 18, 2008

Here's some tips for your clients looking to travel to South Andros Islands to stay at Tiamo resorts. All informations is according to

Starwood's New Caribbean Appointments
February 18, 2008

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., which owns the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, The Bahamas, made some major changes to the aesthetics of the Sheraton property. And along with that makeover came the need for an improved staff for both Cable Beach and Starwood's Caribbean region....more >>

Planning Your Client's Trip To Bermuda
February 8, 2008

Hotels: The Fairmont Southampton ( sits at Bermuda's highest point and is the largest hotel on the island. The resort has seven restaurants, two bars, a private beach club, two pools (one indoor and one outdoor), a par-3 18-hole golf course, six tennis courts, a...more >>

Bermuda Has It All
February 8, 2008

Bermuda's assets-scenic beauty, resorts, beaches, golf courses, spas, proximity to the U.S.-make it an ideal destination for all types of vacationers: young or old, couples or families, return or first-time visitors. And it has plenty to offer sports enthusiasts and active travelers.

Brazil Packages
February 4, 2008

Here are a just a few Brazil packages offered by several tour operators who specialize in the destination.