GTO News for Group Travel Planners

January 29, 2024

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day

What is it about those tiny, air-filled plastic bubbles that makes them SO satisfying to pop?!  When a shipped item arrives at the door wrapped in bubble wrap, it’s usually more exciting to pop than it is to open the parcel.

Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day is for all the fans of this therapeutic packaging.  Originally created as a way to protect fragile items during transit, bubble wrap is also prized for its fun and oh-so-compelling popability.

Just try to pop one and be done… 😉

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 we cover currency conversions for airline quotes.

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!

Ultimate Guide to the 6 Safest Spots to Explore in 2024

Industry News

DOJ Requests More Info for Ceder Fair – Six Flags Merger

Is the Government Failing Travel?

Spirit Airlines Stock Tumbles as JetBlue Warns it Could Terminate Buyout

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

Summer 2024 group tickets for Disney’s The Lion King and Aladdin are now on sale through August 11th. Get ’em while they’re hot!

Bundle a show with a Disney on Broadway Workshop for a $2/participant discount.

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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