Barry Liben, chairman of Tzell Travel Group, passed away January 2 after a year of health battles at the age of 67. Liben served as chairman of Tzell Travel Group since 2016; prior to that, he was the organization’s president and CEO for nearly 40 years. He additionally had served as CEO of Travel Leaders Group and was a current member of the company’s Board of Directors.
“It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Barry Liben, our friend, boss, mentor and true mensch, passed away last night,” said Cindy Schlansky and Monty Swaney, co-presidents of Tzell Travel Group, in a statement. “He was an icon in the travel industry, a loyal and honest friend, a generous philanthropist, rabid New York Giants fan, a man who loved a good laugh, and above all, a man who adored his family, loved his wife without bounds and found immense joy and pride in his children and seven grandchildren.”