Travel Trade's Joel Abels Passes Away

ASTA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Joel Abels, the long-time editor and publisher of Travel Trade, who passed away early Friday morning after a short illness. Abels, with his wife Lenore, edited and published Travel Trade for than 40 years. He was an outspoken advocate of the travel agency industry and was inducted into ASTA’s Hall of Fame in 2001. Funeral arrangements are pending.