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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

ONSITE: Marriott to Open All-Inclusive
August 16, 2007

New York-Travel Agent has learned that Marriott is in the early planning stages of opening its first all-inclusive hotel in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Peru Quake Death Toll Reaches 450
August 16, 2007

A magnitude-8.0 earthquake claimed the lives of at least 450 people as of late Thursday afternoon, according to The Associated Press.

New GM at Tuscany Resort
August 16, 2007

The Tuscany Resort on Turks and Caicos' Grace Bay recently named Terria Misick its new general manager.

St. Lucia, Dominica to Feel Effects of Hurricane Dean
August 16, 2007

Dean, the Atlantic season's first hurricane, is expected to hit the central Caribbean region, prompting warnings Thursday for the islands of Dominica and St. Lucia, according to the National Weather Service.

One&Only Ocean Club's Slow Season Package
August 13, 2007

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Travel Agent was recently onsite for the debut of One&Only Ocean Club's Wines in Paradise package—an attempt to get more visitors to the property during the slow season.

Jade Mountain Announces Special Offers
August 13, 2007

Jade Mountain in St. Lucia is offering travel agents and their families a first-hand glimpse of the property.

Westin's Plans to Open in Dominican Republic Still on Track
August 10, 2007

Representatives from the Westin Roco Ki Beach & Golf Resort sat down with Travel Agent on Thursday to discuss ongoing plans to open the new 337-room resort by May of 2008.

Jumby Bay Appoints New Managing Director
August 9, 2007

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts recently announced the appointment of Carlos Salazar as the new managing director of Jumby Bay.

Jumeirah's Plans for Bermuda Move Forward
August 9, 2007

Jumeirah, the Dubai-based luxury hotel group, announced that its planned Jumeirah Southlands Resort on the south shore of Bermuda has been given the green light.

Turks & Caicos Aims to Improve Customer Service
August 7, 2007

The Turks and Caicos Tourist Board has announced the islands' commitment to a multi-phased service initiative designed to improve the quality and consistency of customer service.