GTO News for Group Travel Planners

December 18, 2023

It’s Bake Cookies Day

The holidays are here… it’s a constant frenetic whirlwind of shopping, parties, and holiday programs. So on Bake Cookies Day, take a break from the chaos and spend some time in a cozy kitchen filled with the sweet fragrance of freshly baked cookies!

Whip up a batch of your favorites or experiment with a new recipe.  Ask the kiddos to join the fun and be sure to share with friends and family. It’s a great way to slow down and just enjoy being in the moment of a very busy season!!

GTO Updates

ABA and GTO’s Community of Kindness

ABA is quickly approaching and the GTO team is looking forward to catching up with you in Nashville!

As you may already know, we believe strongly in reciprocating the love and support we receive throughout the year.  Part of our efforts include a “giving” campaign at ABA – and last year’s contributions to our hat, mitten, and sock drive did not disappoint.  Thank you!!

This year, the GTO Community of Kindness will benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. We are asking ABA attendees to donate travel-sized toiletries, socks, undergarments, towels, and washcloths to the Mission.  Monetary contributions of all sizes will also kindly be accepted.

Please join us in helping those who are in need and drop your donations at Booth #1933.  Thank you!!

GT Radio

GTO introduces 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.

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.

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Industry News

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Supplier Updates

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

Most Recent Supplier Updates

Broadway Updates

The Wiz is now on sale for groups through August 18, 2024. Performances begin March 31, 2023, at the Marquis Theatre.

The Heart of Rock and Roll is available for groups through January 19, 2025. Performances begin at the James Earl Jones Theatre on March 29, 2024.

Lempicka is available to groups with performances beginning at the Longacre Theatre on Tuesday, March 19, 2024.

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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