GTO News for Group Travel Planners

January 8, 2024

It’s National Clean Your Desk Day

Today is your chance to start the year with a clean slate and an organized workspace! Whether your desk is in an office, cubicle, home, or just a makeshift space at the counter, uncluttering it will help you work more productively and efficiently.

National Clean Your Desk Day inspires us to refresh the places where we spend so much time and help calm the chaos of the work day!


GTO Updates

ABA and GTO’s Community of Kindness

ABA is quickly approaching and the GTO team is looking forward to catching up with you in Nashville!

As you may already know, we believe strongly in reciprocating the love and support we receive throughout the year.  Part of our efforts include a “giving” campaign at ABA – and last year’s contributions to our hat, mitten, and sock drive did not disappoint.  Thank you!!

This year, the GTO Community of Kindness will benefit the Nashville Rescue Mission. We are asking ABA attendees to donate travel-sized toiletries, socks, undergarments, towels, and washcloths to the Mission.  Monetary contributions of all sizes will also kindly be accepted.

Please join us in helping those who are in need and drop your donations at Booth #1933.  Thank you!!

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’ll help you get ready for ABA with a refresher on trade show appointments in the GTO system and our Community of Kindness campaign.

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!

Find Out Which National Parks will Require Reservations in 2024

Industry News

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Tour Operators: Staffing is Up, but Challenges Remain

Yosemite National Park Reinstates Reservation Requirement

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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