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Remembering Joel Abels

January 26, 2007

Remembering Joel Abels
Jan. 26, 2007 – Joel Abels, long-time industry veteran and NTA friend, passed away early Friday morning at the Sound Shore Medical Center, in New Rochelle, New York, after a prolonged illness. Joel and his wife, Lenore, edited and published Travel Trade magazine for more than five decades.

Joel was a pioneer of the cruise industry and in educating travel agents. He lobbied tirelessly for issues affecting the industry for many years. In 2001, he was inducted into ASTA’s Travel Hall of Fame and has also been welcomed into CLIA’s First Industry Hall of Fame.

Funeral arrangements are pending and more information will be posted on "This Just In" when it becomes available.

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