Today is National West Virginia Day – March 22, 2022
National West Virginia Day is on March 22 every year. This day celebrates West Virginia as the last state created from one of the thirteen original colonies under the British Empire. West Virginia has vast beautiful landscapes with three popular mountain ridges namely, Allegheny, Appalachian, and the Blue Ridge Mountains. West Virginia is the largest producer of coal east of the Mississippi River. The state has deep cultural roots and heritage from its native ancestors.
GTO Coach and Go! Tuesday, March 22 at 2:00 EDT – Join Jim and Kristina as they take you through requesting flights with Fly My Group in GTO. Join live on YouTube, LinkedIn, or Facebook.
Destination Dispatch, Thursday, March 24 at 2:00pm EDT. Join us each Thursday as we explore some amazing group destinations and find new and unique experiences for your groups. This week we will experience Norfolk, Virginia, with Melissa Hopper, Associate Director of Tour and Travel at Visit Norfolk. Join us live on YouTube, LinkedIn or Facebook.
If you didn’t catch our first Business Navigator on Wednesday, Please make sure to check it out.
Traveling with Groups – Managing New Challenges & Expectations. Keith hosted this roundtable discussion on managing traveler expectations with guests Robert Miller, President/Owner of Travel Advocates, Karen Pitcherello, Director of Business Development at Mears Transportation and Pete Pantuso, President and CEO of American Bus Association.
As a companion piece for our user companies, we developed a “Dear Traveler” video. Let us know if you would like this short informational video customized with your branding. You can send this to your upcoming groups. Take a look.
Check out the Business Class podcast from The Tourism Academy sponsored by GTO
The Business Class podcast is where you go to meet people who have built fulfilling careers. People with successful businesses. People who create sustainable local economies in tourism!
We have a new Facebook page. Make sure to like Group Travel Odyssey on Facebook!
GTO System Updates
QUOTING UPDATE: Now, when you delete a quote, it will delete the trip product as well. Please be on the lookout for other enhancements to the quoting process in the near future.
Don’t forget to check out your Community Forum in GTO. This is a way to keep up with other GTO users, share ideas, ask questions. The Community Forum can be found in the My Apps tab in GTO.
We have an easy way for you to submit a Help Desk request! Just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to put Help in the subject field. This will automatically create a ticket and will email you updates as your ticket is being worked on.
Kings Dominion and Soak City 2022 pricing now available
Golden Corral Glen Burnie #795 has permanently closed per group sales office
The Group Hub 2022 breakfast and changing room pricing has been updated
Coco Key Resort and Water Park are offering breakfast and changing space for groups. Information is updated in GTO.
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 2022 pricing updated
Pro Football Hall of Fame 2022 pricing now available
Rascal House Downtown Cleveland 2022 menus and pricing now available
Museums of Illusions Philadelphia 2022 pricing has been updated
The Caverns 2022 pricing now available
Helpful Information and Blogs
Using Technology to Reduce Group Travel Risks
Canada Eliminating Pre-entry COVID Test for Vaccinated Travelers – Travel Weekly
USVI Drops COVID Test Requirement for Vaccinated U.S. Travelers – Travel Weekly
Top Popular Destinations Removing COVID-19 Travel Restrictions – Travel Pulse