Meet Our Team

Experienced professionals dedicated to creating unforgettable personalized travel experiences. 

 

Koray Edemen, President & Founder

Keytours Vacations founder Koray Edemen is a long-time travel industry veteran. A native of Ankara, Turkey, Mr. Edemen got his start in travel working as a travel director and licensed guide in Istanbul and Cappadocia while studying for his B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science. At the age of 22, he established his first company, serving American military personnel and diplomats’ travel needs in Turkey and neighboring countries. In 1993, Mr. Edemen moved to the United States where he co-founded Keytours Vacations, which quickly became the premier tour operator to Europe and the Mediterranean.

In the past 26 years, Mr. Edemen has expanded his work in a variety of travel-related investments, including transportation companies, hotel investment, and management, as well as numerous online travel companies. Despite these many projects, maintains a hands-on approach to his business: he was central to the oversight and implementation of his company’s software development and personally wrote the initial codes.

Now a major stockholder of six different companies in the travel industry, Mr. Edemen is a well-known and sought-after travel industry speaker.

 

The Keytours Vacations Team

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Osman Akpinar

Operations Manager

Osman’s desire has always been discovering new destinations. After graduation, he moved to Istanbul to start his career in tourism. He worked as a consultant at various hotels, and switched to tour operation in 2002. In 2016, he joined Keytours Vacations and started work as a travel consultant.

Destination Expertise:France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Austria, UK, Czech Republic, Egypt, Israel, Caribbean

Languages: English, Turkish

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1243
osman@keytours.com

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Tuba Karatari

Individual Travel Consultant

Tuba has over 10 years of experience in the travel industry, a passion for travel, and a commitment to customer satisfaction. Tuba lived in London for 13 years, during which time she achieved her Master's Degree in International Business and traveled Europe and Asia extensively. Tuba guarantees that you will experience not just a holiday, but the journey of your life.

Destination Expertise: Greece, Turkey, UK

Languages: English, Turkish

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1240
tuba@keytours.com

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Blair Letal

PRODUCT MANAGER, EUROPE & THE AMERICAS

Blair joined Keytours in November of 2021 as Product Manager for Europe & The Americas. His career in the travel industry started in 1997, where he previously worked for five tour wholesalers; three based in Vancouver, Canada, one based in Sydney, Australia, and one based in Auckland, New Zealand. During his time in the wholesale travel industry, he has worked in FIT sales and operations, group sales and operations, and since 2002 he has worked in product management. Blair has had the opportunity to explore 33 countries across six continents so far with dreams of discovering and exploring many more exciting destinations including embarking on an expedition cruise to Antarctica, his seventh and final continent!

Destination Expertise: Canada, Alaska, South America, and Southeast Asia

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1236
blair.letal@keytours.com

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Vicki Sachs

Individual Luxury Travel Consultant

Vicki started her travel career at Delta airlines, where she was in reservations, sales, and at the city ticket offices for 17 years. In 2006, she was lucky enough to find her second significant travel career with Keytours Vacations.

Destination Expertise: France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Germany, UK, Ireland, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Egypt, South Africa

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1244
vicki@keytours.com

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Meet Our Team

 

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Sandra Thomas-Comenole

Director of Marketing

Sandra joined Keytours Vacations in 2021. She has over 15 years of experience in the travel industry and a MS in Economics. She is passionate about traveling and inspiring others to travel.

Destination Expertise: Italy, France, Germany, Japan, UK, Ireland and Thailand

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1250
sandra@keytours.com

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Alexis Illes

Personalized Travel Consultant

Alexis joined Keytours Vacations as a Personalized Travel Consultant after receiving her Masters degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. She is driven by her passion for travel and her desire to help people experience new cultures and destinations. Her Hungarian roots and extensive travel experience has taken her to over 25 countries and she has every intention to continue on until she experiences all 7 continents..

Destination Expertise: Hungary, Greece, Israel, UAE, South Africa, Caribbeans, and Turkey

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1245
alexis@keytours.com

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Esin Soydemir

Individual Luxury Travel Consultant

Esin has been in the travel business since 1999. She has worked with various travel companies and started her travel career with Key Tours in 2008. Esin loves helping her customers create their ideal vacations!

Destination Expertise: France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, UK, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Egypt

Languages: English, Turkish

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1246
esin@keytours.com

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Kuzma Kopano

Groups Sales Manager

Kuzma Kopano, Group Sales Manager, believes that international travel brings knowledge through observation and experience. Take advantage of his 30 years of experience in the field, multilingual skills, as well as life and work experience in countries around the world.

Destination Expertise: France, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Morocco, UAE, Thailand

Languages: English, French, Turkish, Italian, Bulgarian, Greek

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1242
kuzma@keytours.com

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Andreas Larentzakis

Product Development Manager

Andreas Larentzakis, product development manager at Keytours Vacations since 2002, has been in the travel business over 30 years. He has a bachelor degree in business administration and has travelled extensively throughout the world researching destinations and establishing relationships with local travel suppliers.

Destination Expertise: All European countries, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Peru, Ecuador, Morocco, Tanzania, South Africa, Thailand, Singapore, Australia

Languages: English, Greek

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1232
andreas@keytours.com

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Liena Ramli

Travel Consultant (FIT/Groups)

Liena joins Keytours Vacations with over 10 years of experience in the travel industry. She is originally from Singapore and has lived in Turkey, Japan and Germany. She has traveled to 100 countries and counting.

Destination Expertise: Singapore, South East Asia, Turkey.

Languages: English and Malay

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1234
liena@keytours.com

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