McCabe, who started her career as an agent and was most recently in a senior
management position at Altour, died May 4 after a battle with cancer. She was 62.
McCabe, of Glen Rock,
N.J., started her career as a travel agent in her home state. She went on to
work at Stratton Travel Management in Oakland, N.J., for 25 years, ending her tenure there as
After Stratton was sold
in 2004, McCabe was approached by Altour’s owner, Alexandre Chemla, who opened
the company’s office in Paramus, N.J., for her. Altour said that office remains one
of its most successful locations.
McCabe was most recently
Altour’s senior vice president and national leisure director. The company said
she was very involved in the creation of and property selection for the Altour
Hotel Collection, in addition to serving her
Throughout her career,
McCabe — an expert in tropical beach destinations, including the Caribbean — was a consistent
presence on Wendy Perrin’s annual list of top travel advisers, as well as
Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list. She was The Travel Channel’s online beach
McCabe was a member
of several advisory boards: Conde Nast Traveler, Four Seasons, Preferred
Hotel Group, Starwood Luxury Collection, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, Belmond, Taj Hotels
Resorts and Palaces and Ritz Carlton.
“Terry was an amazing
friend and colleague,” Chemla said in a statement. “Without her wisdom, strong
industry relationships and luxury focus, Altour Paramus would not exist. She is
greatly loved throughout the industry and will be missed."