GTO News for Group Travel Planners

June 24, 2024

National Take Back the Lunch Break Day

Show of hands… how many of us mindlessly scarf down lunch while answering emails or drafting reports? We are ALL guilty of trying to cram a little more work into our days!

But skipping the comradery of the cafeteria or simply stepping away from our screens to eat can actually decrease productivity.

National Take Back the Lunch Break Day reminds us to disconnect for at least a half hour – take your PB&J outside, chat up a colleague over chicken, or just take a minute to reset with some leftover rice.

You’ll be amazed at what 30 minutes can do for your morale and efficiency!


GT Radio

GTO invites you to tune in to 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!

GTO Coach & Go

It’s a Coach & Go week – and on Tuesday we’re talking about cruise bookings in GTO.

Join us live on June 25th @ 2:00 EST on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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 feature.

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

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Supplier Updates

GTO community members – simply click the link below for the most current supplier products and pricing.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

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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