GTO News for Group Travel Planners

April 8, 2024

It’s Zoo Lovers Day!

Shout out to zoophilists everywhere – it’s Zoo Lovers Day!

Zoos have been a fan favorite since ancient times. Egyptians and Mesopotamians had zoos as early as 2500 BCE. Throughout the years zoos have entertained and educated us about species of all kinds, including the ones not typically found in our own regions.

Take time today to visit your local zoo and appreciate all zoos do to care for and help us understand the world’s wildlife!

GT Radio

GTO invites you to tune in to GT Radio – a podcast designed specifically for group travel planners!  Here you’ll find amazing destination ideas, helpful travel tips, the latest hospitality news, and conversations with industry experts.

Download GT Radio wherever you get your podcasts and follow today!

Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or feature.

This week’s focus is on required fields (pricing type, trip start and end dates, and related accounts.)

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

GTO Coach & Go

Refresh your system skills any time by reviewing the online library of GTO Coach & Go tutorials on our GTO YouTube channel.

Must Read!

A Quick Breakdown of How a TikTok Ban Might Impact Travel

Industry News

Brand USA Names Fred Dixon CEO

Boeing Compensates Alaska Airlines $160 Million for Door Plug Blowout

JetBlue Charging More for Checked Bags During Peak Times

WTTC Predicts Record Year for Global Tourism

American Queen Voyages Ships Find New Life, the Trade Applauds

Princess Cruises and Brightline Partner on New ‘Rail and Sail’ Program

Supplier Updates

GTO community members – simply click the link below for the most current supplier products and pricing.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

Help Desk Requests

We have an easy way for you to submit a Help Desk request!  Just send an email to and BE SURE TO PUT THE WORD HELP IN THE SUBJECT LINE.  This will automatically create a ticket and will email you updates as your ticket is being worked on.

Office Hours

GTO office hours have resumed to help answer your questions and share best practices for using the GTO system. If you haven’t already, connect with Kara ( to schedule a time that works for you.

Office Hours

Community Forum

Don’t forget to check the Community Forum for system updates, advice, and more!  Check the My Apps tab in GTO.

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