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 37 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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Rachel Tyner

Personalized Travel Consultant

Rachel studied Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Then she started her career in the corporate event and travel industry in 2019 before joining Keytours as a Travel consultant. She has a good amount of experience traveling Europe and living in the Caribbean. She loves discovering hidden gems and experiencing different cultures. She enjoys working with people and helping them create lasting memories through traveling.

Destination Expertise: Croatia, the Netherlands, Caribbean

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 3476
rachel@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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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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Andi Robinson

Personalized Travel Consultant

Andi began in the industry in 1998 and have booked both corporate and leisure travel. She has extensive experience in booking FITs as well as tours for both individuals and groups. In 2021 she completed her certification as a nutrition and wellness coach with a focus on plant based eating and likes to incorporate her education with travel. Andi is originally from the US but has lived in Mexico, Canada, India, Spain and Israel.

Destination Expertise: Mexico, Caribbean, Ireland, Spain

Languages:English, French, Spanish, and Hebrew

(800) 576-1784
andrea.robinson@keytours.com

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Nicole Early

Personalized Travel Consultant

Nicole is originally from New York but lives in Atlanta. She have been in the travel industry for over 15 years; working for American Express Platinum and Centurion Tour Dept., AAA International Travel Dept., Travel and Transport and private travel agencies. She loves travel and is well-traveled.

Destination Expertise: Exotic and luxury travel

Languages: English

(800) 576-1784 Ext. 1231
nicole@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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Benjamin Cross

Groups Development Manager

Benjamin has over 15 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry that includes working at Walt Disney World, Top of the Rock in New York City, the Country Music Hall of Fame, GOGO Vacations, American Queen Voyages, and most recently Globus family of brands. He is extremely passionate about travel and he once flew to Japan just for the weekend.

Destination Expertise: United States, Canada, Germany, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, the Caribbean, Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic

Languages: English

703-740-8342
benjamin@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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