GTO News

August 21, 2023

Today is National Senior Citizens Day

We love our seniors!  In 1988, President Reagan proclaimed August 21st National Senior Citizens Day to help recognize their accomplishments and raise awareness about issues that affect their quality of life.

Today’s seniors are still active in their families, communities, and often even their workplaces. Let’s thank them for all they do!

GTO Upcoming

Helping Our Friends in Maui

Maui has suffered unimaginable devastation and loss in the past few weeks.  Residents now face the daunting task of recovering and rebuilding and are seeking assistance in their efforts.

GTO community member Polynesian Adventure Tours, LLC is leading by example and sharing links to reputable disaster relief organizations.  If you would like to help, please click one of the links below:

Maui United Way

Hawaii Community Foundation

Maui Food Bank

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!


The Student & Youth Travel Association annual conference is in full swing this week in Winnipeg.  Stop by and say “hi” to GTO Director Kory Vrieze!!

GTO Coach & Go

Get coached up on the GTO system with Upcoming Calculation Options for Trip Products.

Join us live Tuesday @ 2:00 EST on LinkedIn, YouTube, and Facebook.

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

Fast Break

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

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

Destination Dispatch

Finland - Suomenlinna

Need an idea for a great group destination?  We highlight more than 30 of your favorite places and share great group itinerary ideas from each.

Check out the conversations on the GTO YouTube channel.

Must Read!

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Industry News

Environmentalists and Airlines Square Off Over Standards for Sustainable Fuel

Norwegian Cruise Line Returning to Baltimore With Multiple Ships

GTO Updates

Trade Show Appointment Feature

As industry trade shows and conferences ramp up, ditch your binders and use your GTO trade show appointment feature!  It’s a simple way to keep all of your appointments and notes in one convenient place.  The trade show feature also allows you to share with your team for easy access to important information.

Find out more as GTO’s Jim Deliman and Stacy Barry from Sharin’ the South Tours demonstrate how to use this thoughtfully designed alternative to the hefty binder of one-pagers and business cards.

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

Supplier Updates

There’s a new way to get the latest supplier updates.  GTO community members can simply click the link below for the most current products and pricing.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

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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