GTO News

February 28, 2023

It’s National Pancake Day

Pancakes are essential for a perfect breakfast (or dinner!) This National Pancake Day, score a stack of fluffy goodness at your local IHOP!

IHOP restaurants introduced National Pancake Day in 2006 as a charity fundraiser (nearly $30 million to date!) But pancakes aren’t exactly a new food.  In fact, the remains of a  flapjack were found in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman and date back nearly 5,300 years!

Find your favorite people and head to IHOP for a sweet treat today while supporting a great cause.  Or- fire up the griddle at home and enjoy a melt-in-your-mouth classic.

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Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or feature.  This week we review how to create a final itinerary.

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

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 returns this week with an amazing new opportunity from Visit Fredericksburg!  Join Jim, Stevie, and Keith as they welcome Victoria Matthews from FXBG.  Victoria will share highlights from the recently launched Fredericksburg Civil Rights Trail.

Live on Thursday, March 2nd at 2:00 EST on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn.

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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