Joe is the Chief Financial Officer and a Tour Leader for Tour Group Planners. He has 27 years experience in the financial area
including accounting, auditing, and tax.
Joe has been leading group trips with Becky
for over 23 years. He is an experienced rail traveler and has traveled on all Amtrak routes many times and has ridden the rails in Canada and Europe. As you can guess, his hobby is trains, both model and real-life.
Joe is also active in missions, specifically
working in Haiti; he is very outgoing and
loves meeting new people.
At Tour Group Planners, LLC we aim to provide an unforgettable trip with memories that will last a lifetime. We are here for you from the start of your trip planning, throughout your trip and even once you return home. Contact us today for all of your travel agency and tour needs! Sightseeing tours, cruises, rail excursions and much more!
Tour Group Planners... where travel dreams become reality.
Travel agent since 1972, Bill is the former owner of Franklin Travel. In 2007, after selling the travel agency, Bill started TourGroupPro.
In 2011 Bill sold his group business to Becky Luka and moved away. Bill assists in designing tours and produces our fliers.
Judy hails from Norwalk, Connecticut. At 21 years, she bought a one-way ticket and moved to Hawaii. Worked for Trade Wind Tours of Hawaii for 11 1/2 years in Honolulu, then in Los Angeles and finally transferred and assisted in opening an office in Chicago to handle the American Medical Association convention to Honolulu.
Marriage brought her to Decatur where she worked for several travel agencies but mostly with Franklin Travel since 1982. In 2007, she joined Bill Owen at TourGroupPro, now known as Tour Group Planners.
Judy enjoys the outdoors, gardening, her family, travel & animals, and is an avid reader.
Dawn started with Tour Group Planners in June 2018. New to the travel industry, Dawn is a people person and would love for you to call and say "hi". She is ready to assist you with your next trip!
Dawn also works as the Administrative Assistant at her small country church near Assumption. Married to her high school sweetheart for over 25 years, Dawn is the mother of three teenagers. When asked what she enjoys in her free time, her answer was "who has free time!?" She likes to sing, bake, cook, quilt, crochet and cross-stitch.
Becky's travel career began as a hotel front desk clerk in Columbus, OH while attending Travel School. After graduating, she returned home to Decatur where she began a career specializing in business travel.
Once children came along Becky decided to stay home to raise them. For 13 years Becky worked from home arranging individual and group travel. Changing from business travel
to groups was an easy transition for Becky
who began leading group trips in 1993.
With over 27 years of travel experience, Becky enjoys the trip planning process and making client's travel dreams come true!