GTO News

May 10, 2022

Today is National Shrimp Day

Shrimp fans from across the country come together to honor the mighty shellfish, commonly called the “fruit of the sea.”

Shrimp are interesting characters, and some can even glow in the dark! Elvis Presley even once sang a song about them, crooning, “If I should live to be ninety, I will never forget the little shrimp and the song he sang as he jumped into the net.”

In the United States, shrimp is eaten more than any other type of seafood, so of course, it deserves its own day!

Learn More About This Succulent Shellfish


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Upcoming Events

GTO Coach & Go

Tuesday, May 10th at 2:00 EDT –  Join us live as we demonstrate new Group Accounting buttons and give pointers for adding products to proposals in Sales Manager.

Live today on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Destination Dispatch

May 12th at 2:00 EDT – Join us as we explore some amazing group destinations and find new and unique experiences for your groups.

This week we will highlight Charlottesville, Virginia with Teresa Lamb, Sales Manager, Charlottesville Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Live on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


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IPW June 4 – 8 in Orlando

Catch up with the GTO team at IPW this June 4 – 8 in Orlando.  Drop by Booth #1036 and spend some time with Jim, Keith, Seaira, and Kara.

GTO Updates


GTO System Updates

Check out today’s Coach & Go for some quick and easy coaching on new Group Accounting features and how to add products to proposals in Sales Manager.


We have an easy way for you to submit a Help Desk request!  Just send an email to 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.

GTO Suppliers


Supplier Updates

Here’s the latest…


2023 Music in the Parks – all locations, dates, and festivals have been updated. No supplier pricing available yet

Dave & Buster’s – instead of releasing new menus and pricing as anticipated, D&B will keep Play-Off package pricing for student groups with the same pricing through the end of 2022

Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville – Cleveland, Myrtle Beach, and Nashville locations are updated with 2022 Tour & Travel Menus. Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Key West, Mall of America, NYC Times Square, Pigeon Forge, and San Antonio locations are now available in GTO

Roti Modern Mediterranean (13 and F Street and Foggy Bottom locations) 2022 pricing now available. The Chicago-based restaurant has locations in NY, DC, St. Louis, and Dallas.  It offers a T&T eat-in menu as well as a boxed meal option for 2022. Their T&T inclusive pricing is the same at any location


Cameron Trading Post 2022 menus and pricing


San Diego Professional Tour Guide Association 2022 step-on guide pricing

The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens 2022 pricing

USS Midway Museum 2022 pricing


George C. Marshall International Center – 2022 guided tour pricing for Dodona Manor


Andy’s Jazz Club 2022 menus and pricing


Titanic Branson has revamped its Murder Mystery program and can only hold groups up to 30. However, they have a new after-hours offering for the flashlight tour that does not have a group maximum. 2022 pricings for these are updated

New Orleans

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas 2022 pricing

Audubon Zoo 2022 pricing

Insta-Gator Ranch and Hatchery 2022 student group pricing

Jean Baptiste Lang House has been added with free admission for all age groups

The Red Maple Restaurant 2022 banquet menus and pricing

The Maison – 2022 adult group bar and dining packages


Central BBQ Downtown Memphis 2022 menus and pricing

Louisiana State Museums: The Presbytère; The Cabildo; The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint are all updated with 2022 pricing. No combo tickets available for groups visiting more than one museum.

Titanic Pigeon Forge tours with 2022 dining options in their secret dining room

New York

Group tickets for the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes now on sale. Pricing varies – must contact supplier for group 

Canada/Niagara Falls

Niagara City Cruises 2022 “Voyage to the Falls” boat tour


Little Canada, Our Home and Miniature Land – one of Toronto’s newest attractions has been added along with 2022 tour operator pricing


Must Read

Group travel planners are very busy right now. Here are 4 pro tip features to help you simplify and de-stress!

Pro Tip: 4 Group Travel Planning Features You’ll LOVE

GTO Community

Don’t forget to check out your Community Forum in GTO.  This is a way to keep up with other GTO users, share ideas, and ask questions.

The Community Forum can be found in the My Apps tab in GTO.

GTO Community

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Industry News

Viking Completes First Great Lakes Voyage

More Than 260 Travel Companies Pressure White House to End Pre-Departure Testing


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