GTO News for Group Travel Planners

March 4, 2024

Marching Band Day #marchforth

For our student tour operator friends – check the calendar – it’s #marchforth!

Marching Band Day is the perfect time to touch base with band directors and let them know how much we all appreciate what marching bands bring to an event.

Cheerful and upbeat, marching bands add an element of excitement to festivals, football games, parades, and everything in between.  These talented musicians balance technical skills with intricate movements designed to energize and wow the crowds!

Take a moment today to recognize marching bands and the special roles they play in our favorite events.


GT Radio

GTO introduces 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

Refresh your system skills any time by reviewing the online library of GTO Coach & Go tutorials on our GTO YouTube channel.

This week we’ll walk through Marketing Manager how it can help you make data driven decisions about marketing strategies.

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.

Must Read!

Spring Clean Your Data to Make Your Tour Operations Efficient

Industry News

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DOT Drafts Rules Protecting Flyers With Wheelchairs

Tripadvisor is Closing Its Subscription Service

What’s New at the 2024 EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival

Why Safety is Always a Priority for LGBTQ Travelers

Travel Commission Visits Las Vegas to Demonstrate Advanced Airport Security Technology

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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