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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

Turks and Caicos Resorts
October 29, 2007

Turks and Caicos is traditionally for the experienced Caribbean traveler; mainly, couples who are not shy about spending a little money for that perfect trip to an exotic island. There are many great properties to book for those upscale clients. To help you narrow the options, we researched several...more >>

Luxury Booms in the Bahamas, BVI Gets First Resort in 15 Years
October 29, 2007

There Don't Seem to be any "trends" in the Caribbean anymore. After all, a trend is something that eventually fades away. The latest market trends in the Caribbean don't go anywhere-they just get stronger.

Cartagena's Boutique Hotels
October 15, 2007

During a Recent Venture to Cartagena, Proexport, Colombia's tourism board, took us on a tour of boutique hotels in the area, where we were pleasantly surprised to see the array of great products offered. We say they are all are suitable for clients looking to tour the historic city....more >>

Jamaica's New Minister of Tourism
October 15, 2007

It Wasn' Easy, but Travel Agent Managed to get some of Edmund Bartlett's limited free time recently. The newly appointed Minister of Tourism for Jamaica chatted with us about his long- terms plans for the country-and what travel agents can do to profit from these plans.

Some Facts Agents Should Know About Frequent Flier Miles
October 1, 2007

The concept of frequent flier miles seems pretty self-explanatory, doesn't it? You show loyalty to a particular airline and you are rewarded for it in the form of free miles. Well, when it comes to the behind-the-scenes practices of these miles and the loopholes some agents and coupon brokers...more >>

Team Caribbean
October 1, 2007

Joe Pike's Team Caribbean article

Porta Caribe Puerto Rico
October 1, 2007

You already know san juan. Now, meet the reason you might be able to expand your Puerto Rico client base: Porta Caribe, an area in the southern portion of the island that's a perfect place for clients who are looking to chill out after few late nights in San Juan. It's a region that is rich with...more >>

Destination Wedding Guru Running Wedding Web Sites
September 21, 2007

Agents with clients getting hitched in the Caribbean, take note: Jacqueline Johnson, a frequent lecturer on the wedding and honeymoon markets, has acquired two Caribbean wedding web sites.

Canada Set For First Caribbean Week
September 20, 2007

The Toronto area will host its first-ever Caribbean Week, September 26 to 30.

Cap Cana Joins Ritz-Carlton to Develop Dominican Republic Property
September 19, 2007

Luxury resort community Cap Cana, S.A. has recently announced a two-fold partnership with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. to develop a luxury resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana, and a residential venture known as the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Cap Cana.