GTO News

July 10, 2023

Don’t Step on A Bee Day

Don’t Step On A Bee Day reminds us that these tiny winged creatures need our help!  The number of bees in some countries has dwindled by nearly half with no apparent cause.  Since we rely on our fuzzy friends for pollination and honey production, we need to maintain bee populations.

In their daily foraging through the gardens, parks, and wooded areas, bees can fly several miles away from their hives, spreading the nectar and pollen they pick up.  Without the work of these busy little bees, more than a third of what we eat would disappear from our tables!

Click here for more ideas on how you can help save the bees!


GTO Upcoming

Find Your Travel Tribes with Group Experience – launching this week!

Group Experience is a pioneering new way for independent travel advisors to plan group travel.  We are a user-friendly, online platform that makes it easy to connect people with the places they want to go.

  • Build and price itineraries
  • Set your profit margin
  • Access our online payment registration and payment portal
  • Get paid
  • AND… you’re COVERED under our liability protection

GE believes group travel should be fresh, fun, accessible, and easy.  Our technology makes it simple to plan the perfect trip or find an amazing group experience.

GTO Coach & Go

Join Kristina for a little coaching on supplier inventory on this week’s Coach & Go.

Live on Tuesday, June 11th @ 2:00 EST on Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Refresh your system skills any time by reviewing the online library of GTO Coach & Go tutorials on our GTO YouTube channel.

Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

Destination Dispatch


Join the DD team this Thursday @ 10:00 EST as they chat with Rebecca Abrahams from Marketing Manchester.  Find out why Manchester is the perfect spot for your next group adventure!

Need an idea for a great group destination?  We highlight more than 30 of your favorite places and share great group itinerary ideas from each.

Check out the conversations on the GTO YouTube channel.

Must Read!

Industry News

The Booking Curve has Lengthened, but Tour Companies Say Close-In Trend Lingers

Greece Applies New Measures to Manager Overtourism at Athens’ Acropolis

Alaska Airlines Surprises College Student Who Commuted by Plane


GTO Updates

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

Supplier Updates

There’s a new way to get the latest supplier updates.  GTO community members can simply click the link below for the most current products and pricing.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

Community Forum

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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