GTO News

October 12, 2021

Today is Farmers Day – October 12, 2021

Farmers Day is celebrated every year on October 12! The profession of farming began around 12,000 years ago with the domestication of livestock as hunter/gatherers settled down and started to plant their own food. In short, farming is one of the oldest jobs around. So lets take a moment to give some love to all the farmers who work tirelessly to feed us year round.  Read more about Farmers Day on nationaltoday.com

Upcoming Events

GTO Coach & Go – SUPPLIERS this one is for you!

Coach & Go brings you another episode this coming Thursday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.  Join Jim and Seaira will share the new Supplier Portal on the GTO website that is a easy way to make sure tour operators have all your up-to-date information and it is FREE!

If you missed last week’s episode about customizing dashboards remember to check it out on our YouTube page along with all the past episodes filled with great information.

Join us on LinkedIn

Convos with Colleagues begins TODAY at 2 p.m.!  PLEASE JOIN US!

Jo-Ann Moltz hosts a casual discussion with Stephen Ekstrom from the Tourism Academy. Tune in and find out about this exciting new tool for any tourism professional.  Tuesday, October 12 at 2 p.m. on via LinkedIn or YouTube.  

Check out the Business Class podcast from The Tourism Academy sponsored by GTO

The Business Class podcast is where you go to meet people who have built fulfilling careers. People with successful businesses. People who create sustainable local economies in tourism!

Click here to tune in!

GTO System Updates

Currency Conversion and Airline Quoting now live in Sales Manager

Both new systems were launched last week in Sales Manager.  To find out more, check out last weeks Coach & Go for a quick demo.  If you need more information please reach out and we will be happy to provide additional training.

Have you used the “Quick Quote” Feature in Sales Manager with our partners Travel Advocates or Book My Group?

If you haven’t tried these hotel experts yet to help you find a hotel, give them a try.  With the “quick quote” feature you can send a quote instantly through Group Travel Odyssey and they will actually respond in the system with your options.  Then all you have to do is choose the one you want and the system will automatically add it to your products!  It is that easy!  Plus, you have all the options attached to your trip for future reference should you need to make a change.  Let us know if you need additional training on this time saving feature!

New Integration with Broadway Inbound coming soon

We have just finished testing a new integration with Broadway Inbound where Group Travel Odyssey members will be able to see all shows that are on sale, including the ticket prices, for the dates of their trip.  This will give you live, up-to-date information for you to share with your client without ever having to leave the system!  More details are coming soon.  Isn’t it great that Broadway is open again!

Supplier Updates

Missouri

Union Station St. Louis has released their 2022 tour operator pricing, and it has been updated in GTO: Check out St. Louis Union Station in GTO

Silver Dollar City does not anticipate having 2022 pricing until December.

New York

Gayle’s Broadway Rose will reopen in January of 2022 in a new location.  Location has been updated in GTO. 2022 Lunch / dinner menus (Same) and pricing have also been updated. They will not be offering breakfast at this time: Check out Gayle’s Broadway Rose in GTO

Philadelphia

Barnes Foundation 2022 and 2023 admission rates have been confirmed and updated in GTO: Check out Barnes Foundation in GTO

Eastern State Penitentiary 2022 pricing has been confirmed and updated in GTO: Check out Eastern State Penitentiary in GTO

Helpful Information & Blogs

Vaccine mandates and mask mandates have been extended through the end of the year for everyone attending a Broadway/off Broadway show in NYC. A review of the policy is anticipated by December 1st. Read More on Broadway.com

 

Do you have a group heading to Grapevine, Texas?  Check out this blog about this travel treasure.