GTO News

June 19, 2023


Today is Juneteenth

Each year, we commemorate the end of slavery in the United States on June 19th.  On this date in 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with an announcement that the Civil War was over and slaves were free men.

The announcement came more than 2 and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed and more than two months after General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

Celebrating Juneteenth grew from the profound experiences that day when many learned of their freedom and from the perseverance required to overcome adversity and achieve fulfillment.


GTO Upcoming

Fast Break

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

Today’s FB touches on how effectively and efficiently GTO handles supplier updates – and more importantly, passes that information on to you.  It’s a great reminder of how a hosted supplier database can help your business streamline and simplify!

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


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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