Meet Our Team

Sehnaz Agduk

Sehnaz is the director and the founding partner of Academy Travels. She is CTM (Certified Travel Manager) licensed by TICO and has nearly 30 years of experience in the hospitality sector overall.

Sehnaz emigrated to Canada in 2004. After working as a professional in the sector, she started her own company in 2010 in Canada. She has 17 years of experience in European, Eastern Mediterranean, and North American tour operations.

She possesses strong product and industry knowledge with extensive experience in designing, planning, selling, and operating various tours including Holy Land trips, trekking, mountaineering, mountain biking, motion picture and documentary film productions, charter and hotel-based sightseeing trips for Canada, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Syria as well as many other countries in Europe.

Varol Karslioglu

Varol joined Academy Travels in 2011 as a tour guide. Now Varol is now partner and also Marketing Director with CTM license.

Varol emigrated to Canada in 2005 and lives in Toronto with his family. His professional background is accounting, finance and auditing but actively work in the hospitality business since 2011. Being a member of CTGA (Canadian tour Guide Association) Toronto Chapter, licensed tour guide by the Niagara Parks Commission and actively guides tours in Turkish, English, and German.

Varol guided numerous incoming groups from Canada and the world. He is experienced both in leading VIP and small groups as well as large groups up to 60 in Canada, the USA and Europe.

He is also an automobile enthusiast, has been writing for the automobile sector nearly two decades. He is the owner-blogger at www.autoandroad.com.

He likes to be on road and discovered many parts of Canada and the United States by car.

Parin Murji

An accountant and Teacher by profession, Parin Murji has been with Academy Travels since it was founded as part of the founding team.  She is the Administrator and Financial Advisor of the Agency.

She has brought her travel business experience particularly in group tours to Africa, India, Europe, and the Far East from her ownership of a high volume IATA agency in the past.

In her career she had also held position of CFO and Vice President of Finance in a private sector.