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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

Dominican Republic Gets New Tourism Minister
September 17, 2008

Dominican Republic President Leonel Fernández named Francisco Javier Garcia the destination’s new minister of tourism.

Aeromexico Launches New Flights to Los Cabos
September 17, 2008

The Los Cabos Convention Visitors Bureau announced new nonstop service to Los Cabos from Seattle on Aeromexico effective October 12.

Divi Resorts Mourns the Passing of "Pat" Henry
September 17, 2008

Divi Resorts announced Wednesday the death of Richard “Pat” Henry, general manager of the Divi Carina Bay Resort on St. Croix.

My Favorite Caribbean Ads
September 15, 2008

From logos behind home plate at baseball games to a Bahamas commercial that uses a song from the movie "Juno," Joe Pike shares his favorite tourism advertisements about the Caribbean.

slide show Loreto, Mexico
September 15, 2008

Loreto, Mexico, is a destination comprised of 155 miles of Baja California Sur coastline, 466 miles of sea and 14 islands surrounded by the waters of the Sea of Cortes.

On Location Cartagena, Colombia Proves Hosting TravelMart Latin America is Worth It
September 13, 2008

Joe Pike sits down with Zully Salazar Fuentes, manager of leisure tourism for ProExport, Colombia's tourism board, and discusses the benefits of hosting last year's TravelMart Latin America.

On Location Why Agents Should Know Puerto Varas, Chile
September 12, 2008

Joe Pike speaks with TravelMart Latin America creator William H. Coleman about the main factors in picking the show’s host destination.

Belize to Get Marriott, Rosewood?
September 12, 2008

We’re not big on reporting rumors, but when they come from the director of the Belize Tourism Board we feel like they have enough legs to report on.

Sonesta to Open Property in Medellin, Colombia in 2010
September 12, 2008

Medellin has become a safe destination for business travelers as well as young clients looking to dance the night away.

On Location Barcelo to Open First Property in Guatemala, Second in Nicaragua
September 12, 2008

Joe Pike sat down with Florencia Carbonell, sales manager for Barcelo Longosta Beach, and got the exclusive scoop.

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