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Gate 1 Travel Offers Assistance to Travellers in Wake of Club ABC's Closing

Company offering its services to customers stranded by closing

FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Club ABC, an international travel provider based in NJ for more than 45 years, has apparently suddenly ceased operations. Clients holding travel vouchers for travel in the coming days and weeks are left stranded, holding useless vouchers for unpaid services. Gate 1 Travel, a leader in international escorted and independent travel packages, is stepping in to help these customers after receiving countless calls from frantic clients looking for resolutions to their travel vacation plans.

Supervisor of reservations at Gate 1, Karen Donikowski advises all Club ABC clients who have purchased travel services by credit card to call their credit card banks immediately to seek assistance. Simultaneously, Donikowski and her team at Gate 1 are working diligently to find these travelers alternate travel arrangements. “We had a client who called just yesterday, October 4 and we have already successfully changed her plans and she will be flying to Ireland this weekend on a Gate 1 escorted coach tour,” said Donikowski.

Dani Pipano, president and owner of Gate 1 Travel is providing priority services to all Club ABC clients who call for assistance. Pipano, a travel industry veteran, recalls Club ABC’s history and has spoken to several clients whose parents traveled with ABC and they became members as well. It was a shock to all who knew the company.

For customers looking for help from Gate 1 Travel can call toll-free at 1-800-682-3333.

Gate 1 Travel was founded in 1981 to deliver More of the World for Less — offering fully escorted land tours; sea cruises; independent rail packages; river cruises; independent fly and drive vacations; and customized international vacation packages. Discount travel packages and tour packages are offered throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and North and South America. For information and reservations call: 1-800-682-3333 or 215-572-7676; fax: 215-886-2228; e-mail:; or visit the Website:

Gate 1 Travel
Candice Shires, 1-800-682-3333 ext. 1070

Source: Gate 1 Travel