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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

Los Cabos Tourism Board: Destination Not Affected By Henriette
September 6, 2007

The Los Cabos Tourism Board announced Wednesday that the destination, its airport and all hotels are resuming normal operations.

SuperClubs Consolidates Management Positions at Jamaica Resorts
September 5, 2007

SuperClubs Resorts announced it is consolidating its senior management positions among its hotels in Jamaica, specifically in Runaway Bay and Negril.

Hurricane Slams Los Cabos Resorts
September 5, 2007

The Associated Press reports Hurricane Henriette threatened Mexico's mainland Wednesday after hitting Los Cabos' resorts, while far to the south, the weakening remnants of Hurricane Felix dumped heavy rain over Central America, forcing thousands to flee.

Exclusive: RockResorts Looking to Open More Caribbean Properties
September 5, 2007

Although no timetable is set, Gary Thulander, managing director of RockResorts' The Landings property in St. Lucia, recently told Travel Agent that the St. Lucia location may be just the beginning of a series of RockResorts to soon grace the Caribbean.

Dominica Introduces New Toll-Free Hotline for North America
September 5, 2007

The Discover Dominica Authority recently announced a new toll-free number for inquiries on the destinations from the U.S. and Canadian callers.

Andres Araya Named COO of Logan International Mexico
September 5, 2007

Logan International, the London-based international hotel and resort development company, has appointed Andres Araya the Chief Operating Officer of its newly established Mexico division.

Hurricane Felix Hits Central America; Henriette Approaching Cabo
September 4, 2007

According to the Associated Press, Hurricane Felix roared ashore early Tuesday as a Category 5 storm, marking the first time in recorded history that two top-scale storms have made landfall in the same season.

Caribbean Sun Airlines Returns
September 4, 2007

South Florida-based carrier Caribbean Sun Airlines plans a winter return to the skies with Boeing 737 aircraft, a new logo and a new purpose.

Marriott Expands Its Caribbean Portfolio
September 3, 2007

Travel Agent recently received an update from Marriott International informing us about recently finished properties and ongoing projects in the Caribbean. The company currently has 350 hotels in operation and is expected to have close to 500 by 2010 or 2011. Marriott is expected to increase its...more >>

San Juan's New Doubletree
September 3, 2007

It seems as though you can't go a week without hearing of a new development in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as the destination continues to be the site of upgrades, expansions and refurbishments. Well, you can add Hilton to the list of players getting involved in the robust San Juan hotel market....more >>