GTO News for Group Travel Planners

June 3, 2024

It’s National Leave the Office Early Day!

It’s 5:00 somewhere – so why not leave the office early and enjoy the day?!

National Leave the Office Early Day is the brainchild of Laura Stack, an employee productivity specialist. She noted that Americans work about 49 hours each week – nearly 350 more each year than our European counterparts.

However, not all of those hours are productive, and giving employees an incentive to improve efficiency and productivity is just the carrot some need. Allowing workers to go home once their tasks are complete has been shown to benefit both employees and employers.

Give your team an early dismissal day today and see how much they’ll accomplish!

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!

Fast Break

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

This week we’ll do a quick refresh on saving your trip documents in Sales 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.

Must Read!

Expert Tips for Embracing The 2024 Summer Camping Trend

Industry News

Uber to Launch Airport Shuttle Service in US

A Win for Travel Advisors: American Airlines Scraps Controversial NDC Strategy

Record Set for TSA Airport Screenings

Following a Record Year for Cruising, Alaska Says a Leveling Off is Welcome

Hard Rock Celebrates Pride Month with ‘LOVE OUT LOUD’ Campaign

Southwest Airlines Shakes Up Schedule

Americans Favor Domestic Family Vacations and Air Travel This Summer

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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