GTO News

January 17, 2023

It’s National Hot Buttered Rum Day!

January 17 is National Hot Buttered Rum Day. Hot buttered rum is a mixed drink containing rum, butter, hot water or cider, sweetener, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

It dates back to colonial America but likely originated in Europe. Hot buttered rum is most often enjoyed in the fall and winter when it’s cold and cozy.  It’s literally “comfort food in a mug!”

GTO Upcoming

GTO’s Community of Kindness Campaign

A reminder as the temperatures drop that the GTO Community of Kindness campaign is going on now through the end of ABA.  Donate your items at the show or mail them to  

Group Travel Odyssey 

c/o Jim Deliman 

P.O. Box 611 

Oakland, FL  34760-0611 


GTO Coach & Go

Coach& Go returns next week with a new episode.  Refresh your GTO skills with old favorites on the 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.

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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, Seaira reviews how to quickly and efficiently enter your trade show appointments in GTO (for more detailed information, watch the Coach & Go episode at mark 21:50!)

Check for other 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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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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