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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

Grenada Appoints New Minister of Tourism
August 28, 2007

The Grenada Board of Tourism recently announced the appointment of Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen to the position of minister of tourism, civil aviation, culture and the performing arts.

Hurricane Dean Has Little Effect on Tourism
August 27, 2007

Yours truly was set to travel to Belize last week but instead of enjoying rainforests, I had to settle for the less tropical scenery of my Manhattan cubicle.

Mexico's Hotel Occupancy Back to Normal
August 27, 2007

Just a few days after Hurricane Dean hit the Yucatan Peninsula with winds as strong as 160 mph, Artemio Santos, CEO of the Mexico Tourist Board told Travel Agent hotels in all major tourists areas are up and running with an average occupancy of 30 percent, a number he considers impressive.

Hurricane Dean Spares Caribbean and Mexican Hotels
August 24, 2007

Although it was the third strongest Atlantic hurricane to ever make landfall, and it killed 21 people in the Caribbean and four in Mexico, Hurricane Dean, a Category 5 storm with winds of up to 165 miles per hour, did little damage to hotels in the affected regions.

Sheraton Cable Beach Resort to Complete Meetings Facilities By 2008
August 24, 2007

Following its opening earlier this summer, the all-new Sheraton Cable Beach Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is set to complete its new meetings facilities in early 2008.

Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun Emerges Undamaged Following Hurricane
August 24, 2007

The Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun emerged undamaged following Hurricane Dean, which passed over the Yucatan Peninsula early Tuesday morning.

Belize Reports Tourism is Back to Normal After Dean
August 24, 2007

Belize experienced heavy rains, localized flooding and large waves along the coast after Hurricane Dean made landfall in southern Mexico early Tuesday morning with the southern edge passing through the country's northern region.

Tour Operators: Hurricane Dean Didn't Hurt Business
August 23, 2007

Travel Agent hears that many U.S. operators sending clients to the Caribbean reported Hurricane Dean had very little, if any, impact on business since the storm first struck last week.

Latest News, Notes and Property Assessment Related to Hurricane Dean
August 23, 2007

Travel Agent finds that most hotels have emerged untouched from the storm and that flight schedules should be back on track by Thursday.

Dean Becomes Category 5 Storm, Weakens to 3
August 21, 2007

According to The Associated Press, Hurricane Dean strengthened into a monstrous Category 5 storm Monday night as its outer bands of wind and rain slammed the coasts of Mexico and Belize.