GTO News

July 12, 2022

Let’s Celebrate Etch A Sketch Day – July 12, 2022

Etch A Sketch – that impossibly fun mechanical drawing toy –  is celebrated each July 12th on Etch A Sketch Day!  Etch A Sketch was introduced on this day in 1960 and sold for $2.99 (equivalent to $26 today).

Etch A Sketch was invented by André Cassagnes from France and was manufactured by the Ohio Art Company.  It’s a classic that has entertained and delighted generations of kids.

Etch A Sketch Day is celebrated mainly by organizations, and everyone is encouraged to be creative and have fun.  Dig out your Etch A Sketch and create a masterpiece (or a squiggle!)

GTO Upcoming

GTO Coach & Go

Tuesday, July 12th at 2:00 EST – Join Jim and Kory as they take you through GTO’s new Address Book feature.  Learn how to store contacts that aren’t necessarily business accounts but still book business with you.

Live today on YouTube, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

Destination Dispatch

Destination Dispatch will return next Thursday, July 21st at 2:00 EDT

Office Hours

We are excited to bring you to Office Hours – a new resource designed to help you work easily and efficiently in the GTO system!

Each Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Support Helmsman Taylor Coffman 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 Taylor (  to find out when you can schedule your office hours.

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Shout Out to Drive Shack!

The GTO team recently enjoyed a night out at Drive Shack in Orlando – it was a fantastic evening of fun, food, and (very) questionable golf skills!


Check for Updates

GTO Updates

There’s a new addition to GTO… the Address Book!  Watch today’s Coach & Go for a quick introduction to this fantastic new feature.

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.

GTO Suppliers

Supplier Updates

Here’s the latest…


Queen Mine Tours 2022 pricing


California’s Great America 2022 pricing


Tysons Corner Center 2022 meal voucher pricing


Brú na Bóinne Newgrange Visitor Centre pricing through December 2023

New Mexico

The County Line of Albuquerque 2022 menus and pricing


Philadelphia Zoo student pricing through June 2023. Adult group pricing through 2022.


Buttonwillow Civil War Theater 2022 pricing

Dollywood cash value meal vouchers updated through December 2023

United Kingdom

Charleston House pricing through April 2023

Great Dixter House & Gardens 2022 admission pricing

Pashley Manor Gardens 2022 season pricing

Scotney Castle 2022 admission pricing


The Beach Bully BBQ 2022 menus and pricing

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