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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

palacia de dona leanor boutique hotel Guatemala
May 12, 2008

Panama, Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador and even Colombia have been stealing much of the Latin America spotlight as of late. Here are some tips on booking another spectacular and perhaps somewhat neglected Latin America destination: Guatemala.

Nikki Beach Hotels and Resorts Eyes Antigua
May 8, 2008

Nikki Beach Hotels plans to build on Antigua.

Travel to St. Vincent and The Grenadines Drops
May 8, 2008

Sluggish U.S. economy a detriment to St. Vincent and The Grenadines' tourism.

U.S. Economy Woes Helping Caribbean?
May 7, 2008

Agents, if you specialize in both Europe and the Caribbean, start pitching the islands to Europe travelers. Because the Caribbean dollar has remained stable and the Euro hasn’t, more U.S. travelers are opting to travel to the Caribbean over Europe.

Marriott International Appoints New Area VP for the Caribbean and Brazil
May 6, 2008

Marriott International Hotels announced the appointment of Andrew Houghton as Area Vice President for the Caribbean and Brazil.

Mexico and Latin America Hotelier to Make Aggressive Push in 2008
May 6, 2008

Grupo Posadas is looking to take control of Mexico’s hotel competition by building 15 new properties in the country this year.

JAPEX Sees New Attendance Record
May 5, 2008

Jamaica Tourism Board just released final number for its recently completed 18th annual Jamaica Product Exchange (JAPEX) in Kingston.

Nikki Beach Hotel Planned for New Grenada Development
May 2, 2008

A major resort and residential project to be built in Grenada will have around 90 villas, a marina and a Nikki Beach hotel.

A Future in Ancient Ruins
May 1, 2008

Perhaps Tulum's most popular resort is the 431-room Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa (

May 1, 2008

Skipping the ruins can ruin your Mexican vacation. Cancun is great, but once you are there you are a mere two-hour drive from what might be one of the most scenic destinations in all of Mexico, and the Riviera Maya's latest hot spot for tourism: Tulum.