GTO News for Group Travel Planners

December 4, 2023

It’s National Sock Day

If you can believe it, the practice of wearing socks dates back more than 2,000 years.  Early people used matted goat hair to weave some warmth around their feet.  In fact, they typically wore them with a split in the toe to fit their sandals. Wearing socks and sandals was trendy even then!

Today we celebrate socks of all kinds… quirky, athletic, high, low, colorful – even mismatched! More importantly, National Sock Day reminds us that not everyone has the means to keep their feet warm and toasty during cold weather.  Consider donating a pair or two of socks to your local shelter, church, or other organization to help those in need.

GTO Updates

GT Radio

On Wednesday, November 29th, GTO launched 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.

This week, host Stevie G. chats with the fellas from Junket Tours about incredibly unique group tour opportunities wherever you may travel.

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 we’ll cover adding and removing quotes on your sales proposal.

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!

Experience Junket – A Tour with A Twist

Industry News

Alaska and Hawaiian Airlines Agree to Merge in $1.9 Billion Deal

U.S. Vows to Tackle Visa Waits Amid Soaring Demand

How American Airlines is Using Technology to Improve Operations this Holiday Travel Season

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 are here 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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