GTO News

July 31, 2023

Today is Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day

Yes- you read that correctly!  Today we celebrate the unusual, rare, experimental, and sometimes downright weird instruments that add a unique flavor to the music we love.

Musicians throughout the ages have pushed the boundaries of sound by introducing new and creative tools to produce it.

Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day encourages people to learn to play some of these innovative instruments or make one of their own!

Theramins, cimbaloms, Stylophones, or even didgeridoos are all deserving of our attention on this most unusual day!

GTO Upcoming

Fast Break

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

This week we focus on the save and continue buttons on trip product forms when using Trip Manager.

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.

Destination Dispatch

Finland - Suomenlinna

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.

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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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