Today is Winter Solstice – December 21, 2021
The Winter Solstice marks the day with the shortest period of daylight and the longest night of the year (in the Northern Hemisphere), all thanks to the tilt of the earth. In many cultures, the day is a day of feasting and celebration, but even if you’re totally agnostic, you can still find a reason to rejoice, because after today, you’ll see gradually shorter nights and longer days, which means you can look forward to the emergence of spring.
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Convos with Colleagues and GTO Coach and Go! will be back in the new year! We look forward to bringing you more information from some of the top experts in destinations around the world as well as even more updates and info on our GTO system.
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GTO System Updates
Watch last week’s GTO Coach and Go! for the latest updates to the GTO system.
Blue Man Group Chicago pricing has been updated through June 2022. Backstage / onstage experience n/a yet
Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower is now requiring timed reservations for all people. 2022 student tour operator pricing has been updated
FlyOver Las Vegas has been added to GTO with 2022 pricing
Gateway Arch and Gateway Arch Riverboats have been updated with 2022 tour operator pricing. Their rates vary based off date and age of students. Will need to choose pricing carefully to match each group proposal
Longue Vue House & Gardens 2022 pricing has been updated
Broadway Dance Center workshop pricing has been updated. Pricing subject to change without notice until group is booked, and that will lock in rate. Require all guests and staff be vaccinated.
The Met Fifth Avenue (Metropolitan Museum of Art) 2022 pricing has been added to GTO
Blue Man Group 2022 pricing and show schedule has been announced through June 2022. Talk back and Classroom package not available yet.
Ellen’s Stardust Diner menus and pricing have been updated through 10/31/2022
Radio City Rockettes announced in a press released Dec 17, 2021 – “we regret that we are unable to continue the Christmas Spectacular this season due to increasing challenges from the pandemic.”
Inside Out Tours student group pricing and offerings have been updated through March 2023
City of Philadelphia Announces Food Establishment Vaccine Mandate. Read the press release here.
Lynchburg Office of Economic Development & Tourism has a Tour / Receptive Operator incentive program for room nights booked and consumed by December 31, 2023. More information is attached in Supplier Manager. Eligible groups are adult and/or senior retail tours.
BoulZeye Pub & Attractions has been added with pricing through 8/30/2022
Exploramer with 2022 guided tour pricing has been added to GTO
Helpful Information and Blogs
Join the GTO team at ABA Marketplace 2022! We look forward to seeing everyone in Grapevine, Texas in January. Visit us at booth #3025!
Updated Broadway Show Schedule – Broadway League
Dr. Fauci Comments on Air Travel and Omicron Variant – Travel Pulse
How the U.S Traveled in 2021, Revealed by HomeToGo – Travel Daily News