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Joe Pike

Senior Editor


Joe Pike

Joe Pike is Travel Agent's senior editor covering the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; Hawaii; Central & South America. Previously, Pike was a newspaper 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

News
Exclusive: Almond Resorts Announces Travel Impressions As Booking Engine   March 29, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Wendy Cole, Almond Resorts' vice president of sales and marketing for North America, told Travel Agent on Thursday that the company will be the private label for Travel Impressions, which offers agents up to a 13 percent commission.

News
Onsite: Almond Resorts' Smuggler's Cove Renovates   March 29, 2007
By: Joe Pike

ST. LUCIA-Travel Agent is in St. Lucia until Monday for Almond Resorts' celebration of its newly renovated Smuggler's Cove, a nearly 20-year-old, more than 60-acre property purchased by Almond Resorts about three years ago.

News
Aruba Announces New Terminal for Private Planes   March 26, 2007
By: Joe Pike

In response to Aruba's growing luxury market, the island has opened a new fixed based operation terminal for private planes.

Article
The Luxurious Island of Mustique   March 26, 2007
By: Joe Pike

If you have some big-spending clients who want to enjoy a luxurious vacation in the Caribbean, one where they're secluded from average travelers, recommend the Island of Mustique—the place where even the paparazzi were unable to get a single shot on property of Prince William of Wales during...more >>

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Operators: Aruba Returns as a Serious Force   March 26, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Travel Agent recently spoke with some of the major Caribbean tour operators to see which islands were off to strong starts in 2007, which ones were gaining steam and whether the passport restrictions passed in January really had the effect most tourism officials said it would. We found that most...more >>

Article
Jamaica's Island Outpost   March 19, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Agents don't usually use history as a selling point when pitching the Caribbean to clients, but Island Outpost's latest packages allows them to do so.

News
Tripology.com Will Link Agents and Consumers   March 15, 2007
By: Joe Pike

1Trip3.com, the year-old travel agent referral web site, will be known as Tripology.com when it has its consumer launch in April.

News
Grand Wailea Resort's Special Agent Package   March 14, 2007
By: Joe Pike

In recognition of the support of the travel agent community for the past 15 years, the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa in Maui has collaborated with Pleasant Holidays to offer an exclusive "Mahalo" package for arrivals between April 20 and May 17.

News
Stardust Demolished, Echelon to Take Its Place   March 13, 2007
By: Joe Pike

Another Vegas landmark bites the dust: The Las Vegas Strip's first mass-market casino-hotel, was imploded early Tuesday to make way for Boyd Gaming Corp.'s $4.4 billion megaresort Echelon.

News
SeaDream Yacht Club Introduces Caribbean Series   March 13, 2007
By: Joe Pike

SeaDream Yacht Club is introducing its Caribbean series of five-, seven- and nine-night sailings from November through April 2008.