GTO News for Group Travel Planners

February 26, 2024

For Pete’s Sake Day

If you’re feeling a little frustrated, skip the swearing and add this playful phrase to your vocabulary!

For Pete’s Sake Day celebrates one example of a ‘minced oath’, where an offensive word or phrase is substituted by something more acceptable in society. Other examples include ‘For crying out loud!’ and ‘Sugar!’

The next time you need to blow off some steam, give Pete a try! 😉

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.

This week is a quick review of the ‘Edit Product Button on Trip Product’ in Sales Manager.

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!

9 Easy Ways to Market Group Travel

Industry News

Court Agrees to Expedited Appeal of JetBlue – Spirit Merger Rejection

Carnival Jubilee Gets a Big Texas Welcome

The First Black Travel Agency Flourished, Overcoming Immense Challenges

American Queen Voyages Shutdown No Shock to Travel Advisors

Flights Selling Out Due to High Demand for Solar Eclipse Viewing Destinations

Hornblower Recapitalizes Through Bankruptcy, Closing American Queen Voyages

Supplier Updates

GTO community members can 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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