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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

Anguilla Tourist Board Appoints New Director of North America
August 7, 2007

The Ministry of Tourism and the Anguilla Tourist Board has announced the promotion of Marie Walker, regional director of the Anguilla Tourist Board, to the position of director of North America, effective immediately.

Aruba's Travel Agent Month Program
August 7, 2007

Aruba is offering travel agents the opportunity to become Aruba experts and learn more about the island's tourism, culture and entertainment opportunities through its Travel Agent Month program, being offered now through October 31.

Kahn Travel Communications Ends Reign With CTO
August 7, 2007

Richard Kahn and his team of 10 employees at Kahn Travel Communications (KTCpr) will end their stretch of nearly 14 years as the public relations agency for the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as the CTO is migrating its marketing and public relations responsibilities to the newly formed...more >>

Anguilla Tourist Board Appoints New Director of North America
August 7, 2007

The Ministry of Tourism and the Anguilla Tourist Board recently announced the promotion of Marie Walker, regional director of the Anguilla Tourist Board, to the position of director of North America, effective immediately.

Bahamas' Grand Isle Resort & Spa
August 6, 2007

The Bahamas hasn't been a secret for a very long time. But there are properties in this destination that many clients never heard of and would be pleased that their agent told them about. Grand Isle Resort & Spa in the very quiet and spacious Emerald Bay Resort is one of them.

News & Notes
August 6, 2007

Tourism Corporation Bonaire has launched Tiara Air, a privately owned Aruban airline, which began nonstop service between Aruba and Bonaire on July 20.

Apple Vacations and Sandals Resorts Team Up
August 3, 2007

Apple Vacations and Sandals Resorts announced a renewed partnership agreement.

Air Jamaica Having Summer Success
August 3, 2007

Air Jamaica says that it is having an impressive summer season with increased passenger loads in July over the corresponding period last year, and strong advance bookings for August, the airline reports.

President Bush Signs Legislation That Might Increase Overseas Visitors
August 3, 2007

Friday President Bush signed legislation that contains two provisions that send a more welcoming message to international visitors to the U.S., calling it "the most significant travel reform since 9/11."

One&Only to Open First Property in Central America
August 3, 2007

The luxury market in the Guanacaste province in Costa Rica just took another step in the right direction as One&Only resorts announced plans to operate its first Central America property, in Cacique.