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Johanna Van Oeveren

Sparks, Nevada Travel Agent

Holiday Planit, a Travel Leaders Network affiliate agency

Cruise and Travel Consultants

One of my favorite parts of this job is developing personal relationships with each client as I help them plan their adventures. I've helped couples, families, and groups build their ideal travel itineraries, and I love the sense of satisfaction that I get when they contact me after arriving home to share what a special experience it was. I even had one young couple tell me I'd saved their honeymoon! They'd been researching online travel options for months searching for money-saving coupons and deals, only to become discouraged due to the bad reviews each time they found something that seemed like a good fit. I was able to send them on a combined Belize and Costa Rica adventure of their dreams while staying within their budget simply by adjusting their travel days. I moved to Las Vegas at the age of 18 to pursue a career as a classical dancer. Growing up in the San Francisco Bay area, I'd taken dance lessons since I was four years old and was excited to begin a professional career. My love for cruising and travel was born when I had a 6-month dance gig on board a Silversea luxury liner. After traveling the world as a dancer, I decided to return to Las Vegas to pursue an MBA so that I could start my own travel business. Sharing my love of cruising with my customers is something I'll never get tired of, and I find it especially gratifying when I'm able to help people craft their ideal scenarios for celebrating personal milestones. Cruising is a great way to spend anniversaries, birthdays, and other important dates. I consider myself more of a travel advocate than a travel agent because I really believe in taking an individualized approach to helping customers make travel plans, and the amount of repeat business I get means I must be onto something!

I am so thankful for my thankful clients

Skagway where my 2015 group enjoyed the White Pass
Skagway where my 2015 group enjoyed the White Pass

On 8-3-14, Larry and Carolyn wrote me about their Alaska cruise: "Johanna - just a short note to thank you for your gift aboard the Golden Princess. We had many great experiences on our trip and will look forward to seeing you for more adventures in the future" On 11-1-14, Glenda wrote to me about her bucket-list Atlantic crossing with Cunard: "Dear Johanna, Thank you so much for the bon voyage call. It was quite a pleasant surprise! The cruise was wonderful. The QM2 had come in from England, and there were a lot of Brits aboard, making the roundtrip... thank you for all the arrangements, and all the best to you with Holiday Planit"

My Reviews

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

Belize it 2017

Reviewed By Belize Birthday Girl - Wisconsin | Traveled to
I met Johanna when she coordiated a good friends 50th Birthday in Disneyland in 2014. She did such a fabulous job organizing the accommodations, events, park entry, etc. My 50th is in 2017 and we are plannng a trip to an Island off the coast of Belize (Coco Plum Cay Island). Johanna obtained the information on how to reserve the island for the entire party and managed the securing of downpayments, Insurance, etc. She helps with updates on our Facebook Group Page and keeps up posted on receipt of reservation from our guests! This is going to be a fun time and a lot of the excitement is working with Johanna 2 years out to coordinate all of the details as we build up to the actual vacation time. The Guests all agree, we want to go now! Thank you Johanna for your professionalism, and friendship! I would recommend her services to my friends and look forward to her helping organize my Sister's 50th in 2019!!
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5 of 11 people found this review helpful

Goes the Extra Mile to Get the Best Deals

Reviewed By River Cruiser - Las Vegas | Traveled to
Johanna knows that I'm picky and also want to secure the best deal possible. I made her work for getting the best possible deal on our river cruises, but it never phased her. This is the third cruise she has booked for us. Definitely pleased with her services. Will be back again when booking a cruise. Thank again, Johanna.??
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Belizean paradise

Reviewed By Katie S - McFarland WI | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
We not only worked with Johanna, but also traveled with her. It takes unimaginable organizational skills to get 29 people from different parts of the country to and from an island off Belize. Johanna's professional expertise and attention to detail made it truly a vacation for the rest of us. At every step of the way, she was the consummate professional, gracious, unflappable, and a whole lot of fun!
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3 of 8 people found this review helpful

Marvelous trip I ever had. Retired military

Reviewed By Paulie - Waukesha, wis | Traveled to Belize City ~ Belize ~ Central America
This was just wonderful.
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4 of 10 people found this review helpful

Most Memorable Trip!

Reviewed By Steve - Las Vegas, NV | Traveled to
Johanna did an excellent job in planning a surprise trip for my wife's 40th b-day. She arranged a stay for us in a ranch house near Sedona, AZ. My wife was so excited! Johanna helped to make it a trip of a lifetime. Upon arrival, we were made to feel as though we were part of the family. This was an actual working cattle ranch and Johanna arranged for us to go on a private horseback ride through the mountains in the area. Later that night, we enjoyed an outdoor cookout with live music and fun activities. What an excellent trip! Johanna was always available if we had questions. I was also told by the staff of the ranch that they enjoyed dealing with her over the phone because of her professionalism. They stated they could tell she was very attentive and wanted to ensure her clients (us) had a memorable stay. Thanks again, Johanna, for all of your hard work. It does not go unnoticed.
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

Disney in 14 with Mary@ 50

Reviewed By Mary - Ohio | Traveled to
It was a nice hot summer day in Las Vegas Nevada in 2012 when I went to johanna with the news that I wanted to celebrate my 50th birthday with lots of friends and family in Disneyland Californian. We had 2 years to plan this birthday bash, so she started right away with the research and planning. She advised me all along the way. In July of 2013 I moved from las vegas to ohio, the pLanning continued wit out a hitch, we worked together long distance. She was amazing, handling the room reservations, park tickets, character breakfast, as well as airline tickets and special dinner reservations for 40 people from 10 different states. She not only arranged everything but she hosted the entire weekend there so I truly got to be the guest of honor who got to enjoy the entire disneyland adventure. It was an amazing birthday never to forget with memories made forever. Johanna won't disapointed you in your travel adventures, so give her a call and start planning your next vacation now.
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4 of 11 people found this review helpful

She did everything so we didn't have to. Great trip and a great job by Johanna

Reviewed By Gene Gray - Ramona | Traveled to
From start to finish Johanna made this the easiest and best trip we could have asked for. She hand delivered our travel papers to us, we are near San Diego, and she went on the cruise with our group. She was always available with answers to our questions before we knew what our questions were. Hopefully we will need her help again soon for another cruise! Thanks again Johanna, we had a great time and thanks for all your hard work.
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3 of 9 people found this review helpful

She is an awesome agent and a lifelong friend!

Reviewed By Marybeth - Ohio | Traveled to
I love Johanna, she is very knowledgeable and friendly! I would highly recommend her as an agent to anyone I know! The trip she helped plan for our group was amazing and we wanted for nothing! Love her!
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3 of 10 people found this review helpful

What a gem!

Reviewed By Beth - Las Vegas | Traveled to
We have traveled a great deal, and are so glad to have found Johanna for our recent-past, current and future vacations! She is certainly knowledgeable, and is also very responsive to questions about a booked trip or ideas for future travel. Friends have arranged group trips for us through other agents in the past, and we have found those consistently lacking, unlike the vacations that Johanna has arranged for us. We can't recommend her highly enough!
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2 of 9 people found this review helpful

Sister's 50th Birthday Bash

Reviewed By Karen S - Sussex, Wisconsin | Traveled to Belize ~ Central America
We recently got back from my sister's 50th Birthday Bash at Coco Plum Island. Johanna coordinated the flights, hotel stays, transportation, etc., for 29 people coming in from many different destinations. Everything went smoothly and we all had tons of fun. Johanna had put a booklet together for me with all of the travel and contact information so I could help coordinate things during the first leg of the trip and the last leg of the trip home. Thanks to the detailed information, it helped to save us from being charged for items we already paid as well as to be sure we got to the correct hotel on the way home as the driver was given the wrong one. Thank you so much for all that you did, Johanna, in making this the best birthday ever for Kris! I look forward to having Holiday Planit plan my 50th birthday bash as well! I highly recommend Johanna and Holiday Planit for all of your travel needs. Thank you, Johanna!
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