We are passionate about what we do and we enjoy our personal relationships with our partners and customers.
In case you have not been in touch with OIK yet, these are your main contacts at OIK
Alexander Carius - Managing Director
Found his passion for Tourism in 1991, travel agent, call center and field sales experience. Has a master’s degree in Tourism Management and held various senior management positions during his career in the tour operating, airline, theme- and holiday park industry.
Loves traveling, diving, mountain biking, trail running and to ride his motorcycle.
Our Team of Travel Experts
Dominique Knippel - Senior Product & Sales Manager
Started travelling as a toddler and developed a passion for travel within the following years. Obtained a Bachelor's degree in International Tourism Management and a Master's degree in International Management. During her studies, she also spent four months in Seville, Spain and seven months in Vancouver, Canada, gaining work experience in the fields of sales, operations and product management.
Has a passion for swimming, loves music and watching movies and enjoys exploring new destinations and cultures.
Lina Turns - Product & Sales Manager
After moving to Chile at 19, learning a new language and experiencing another culture she became a serious traveler. On her trips around the globe she discovered parts of Southeast Asia, Australia, the U.S. and Europe but spent most of her time in various Latin American countries where she found her second home.
While studying multilingual communication and interculturality in her hometown of Cologne, she worked as a tour guide, in hospitality and later as a travel agent. Her favorite thing to do is create memorable experiences for others in any way possible.
Besides that, her passions are photography, art museums, yoga, hiking (preferably volcanoes), food and figure skating.
Next to English, Lina is fluent in Spanish and therefor your main contact for groups visiting Spain.
Geelke Boehm-Offermann - Senior Product & Sales Manager
Geelke is a long-time tourism professional, with years of experience in the tourism industry.
She has always been fascinated by diverse cultures and people. After a six-month stay in Corsica and several stays in Mexico, she initially worked as a stewardess and cabin manager. She then gained years of experience in various international tourism companies (airline and hotel industry) mostly in the areas of sales and marketing.
She has a passion for travelling arts, biking and interior design.
Luzie Tausendfreund - Product & Sales Manager
After Luzie completed her training as a hotel manageress, she decided to travel to New Zealand for a work and travel stay. She travelled around the country for 8 months and gained many new experiences. She loves learning about new cultures and travelling to new places. She is now studying geography in Cologne and enjoys travelling Europe with her self-built campervan and her dog.
Has a passion for travelling, good food, loves animals, music and swimming.
Valentina Ferlicca - Product & Sales Manager
Having always been fascinated by learning about cultures other than her own, Valentina has a double master's degree in languages for tourism and advertising communication.
After graduating, she moved from Italy to Germany, gaining experience first as an Italian teacher and later on in sales. Her passion for travel, however, brought her to OIK, where she is now in charge of organizing wonderful trips and memories for those who, like her, want to discover the world.
As a native Italian speaker, Valentina is of course also in the lead of organizing our groups to Italy.