GTO News

February 14, 2023

Happy Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air!  If you haven’t already- grab some flowers and a heart-shaped pizza to celebrate with your loved one.  If cards are more your thing, you can still find a few on the shelves.  Better yet, pen a thoughtful verse of your own!

However you choose to spend Valentine’s Day, spend it with the ones you love.

GTO Upcoming

IITA Summit 2023

Keith and Jim are in sunny San Diego at the International Inbound Travel Association Summit this week.  Stop by and say”hi!”

ABA 2023 Marketplace

ABA 2023 Marketplace was filled with energy and excitement!  The GTO team had a great few days connecting with colleagues and sharing industry expertise.

gto news update February 14

If you’d like more info on GTO, we’re ready to answer your trip tech questions and help you get your 2023 season off to a great start.

GTO’s Community of Kindness Campaign

We had an AMAZING response to our Community of Kindness Campaign!  We were able to donate three full bags of cold-weather clothing to a local Detroit shelter thanks to your thoughtful contributions.


Community of Kindness

GTO Coach & Go

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

Destination Dispatch

The DD team is on the move but will return with more great destinations for 2023.  In the meantime, catch up with your favorites on the GTO YouTube channel.

Castle Rising West Norfolk
Photo credit to Visit West Norfolk

Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or feature.  This week we highlight special booking notes.

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

Office Hours

Don’t forget about Office Hours – a resource designed to help you work easily and efficiently in the GTO system!

Each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Support Helmsman Duane Hildebrand will be available to discuss and troubleshoot any challenges you may be having with the system and get you on the fast track to solutions.

Contact Duane (  to find out when you can schedule your office hours.

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Check for Updates

GTO Updates

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


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.

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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

Industry News

Top Emerging Travel Destinations for 2023

International Tourist Spending in the US Hit $16.5 Billion in December

U.S. Travel Outlines Policies to Grow Domestic, International Segments, Boost Economy

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