|Pike (left) accepts his award from Hugh Riley, secretary general of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.|
New York, NY– June 3, 2011 – Senior editor Joe Pike of the Travel + Hospitality Group, part of Questex Media Group LLC, was recently honored as a recipient of the Inner Circle King Award for the Best Feature Article in a Trade Publication. Pike was awarded for his outstanding article in Travel Agent magazine's April 26, 2010 issue entitled "Belize: The Caribbean and Latin America in One."
The award is given annually to a journalist who has made a major contribution in providing the trade and/or consumer with information on the developments in the Caribbean through the media.
The award winners were honored on June 9, 2011, during the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO)-hosted Caribbean Media Awards Luncheon at the New York Marriott Marquis.
"It is a true honor to win the Inner Circle King Award and our editorial team is very proud of Joe's in-depth reporting that not only helped him become a recipient but also demonstrates his prowess as a journalist,” said Ruthanne Terrero, editorial director and vice president of content, the Travel + Hospitality Group.
Pike is also a past winner of the Marcia Vickery-Wallace Memorial Award for Excellence in Travel Journalism awarded by the Jamaica Tourist Board, in association with the CTO in 2010.
Pike joined Questex Media Group’s Travel Agent magazine five years ago and has served as the magazine’s Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda, Mexico, and Central & South America editor for the last three years. Previously, Pike was a newspaper reporter for The Asbury Park Press based in the Jersey Shore, covering local news. He received his Master's Degree in Newspaper, Magazine and Online Journalism from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Pike also launched his own travel blog, thejoepikeblog.com, in 2009.
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