About Us:

Luxury Tours for Less is a boutique travel company dedicated to bringing you quality tours in fasinating destinations for less money. Our tours are designed to guide you and provide you with the best possible sevice which in turn allows you to enjoy your vacation and relax in comfort.

Meet Our Team:

Barbara A. Knaub
Founder/ President of:
Spirit of Italy, LLC and Luxury Tours for Less.com

Barbara will serve as the guide on this years tours in Sicily and the 2010 tours on the mainland of Italy. She has traveled extensively thru out Italy and Sicily, studied the Italian - language, food, wine, cooking, culture and history.

Barbara Knaub

After 15 years, her passion for Italy has turned into a business venture. Barbara believes very strongly we have to continually reinvent ourselves adjusting to changing times and the economy.

 Formerly a CEO for a successful wholesale bakery, which served frozen cakes to supermarket chains through out the United States and Canada, she along with her family built the company from a small retail business with 8 employees to nearly 500. In 1996 the bakery was named Pennsylvania Business of the Year. Following the sale of the company in 1997 she began doing non profit work concentrating her efforts at first on civic improvement and conservation locally. In 2001 she began working on projects in African with several NGO’s focusing on Gender Equality, Self Sustainability and Health Awareness. She became an NGO Delegate for the UN and served as an advisor on gender equality issues for the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Global Watch. She has served as an author for several publications and as a key note speaker for the World Social Forum in Nairobi, Kenya - UNCTAD XII in Accra, Ghana and VAM TZ Inauguration – Dar es Salem, Tanzania, in addition to conducting many workshops and seminars in the USA and Africa to create public awareness of worldwide gender inequality and methods that bring about change. She continues to hold positions on 3 NGO boards and serves as an advisor and mentor for several others.  Barbara is looking forward to this new chapter in her life and considers it an opportunity to share her interest- in other cultures, cuisine and wine.by bringing to you her version of “La Vita Bella” (the Beautiful Life) through our Tours and Products..

Randy Barney
Vice President

Randy Barney

With a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a major in Finance, Randy has work experience in corporate auditing and banking. He also has several businesses which are involved in the Real Estate Development industry in the State of Florida. He is involved locally in his community by sitting on several Boards of Directors for Non-Profit Organizations. Randy has travelled the world and continues to enjoy the new adventures which await the travelling tourist in all of us. He is elated to be part of the Luxury Tours For Less.com Team and helping all those who have been "bitten by the travel bug" realize their dreams and sharing the joy and amazing experiences of touring as a small group.

Italian Tours
Location Manager: Sebastiano Alibrandi

Sebastiano Alibrandi
Location Manager

Sebastiano, a native Sicilian, speaks English fluently having lived and studied in the USA when he was younger. Charming and professional, he is a delightful person to spend time with. He lives in Taormina and has worked in the tourism business quite successfully for some time.  

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Franca Adragna
Location Manager

 

Franca Adragna
Location Manager

Franca, will be welcome you in Trapani. Her family can trace their noble ancestry in Sicily back some 800 years prior to their time in Bologna. She will be your tour guide and show you the splendors the Trapani Areas has to offer!