GTO News

May 2, 2023

National Teacher Appreciation Day

Sometime during our school years, we’ve all had a teacher that’s made a difference.  Perhaps it was someone who inspired us, expanded our views of the world, or simply showed us kindness.

Teachers play so many roles in our lives – educator, counselor, coach, mentor, nurturer, advocate – and on and on.  They give countless hours of their time and talents during the school day and beyond.

On this National Teacher Appreciation Day, reach out to a teacher who had an impact on your life.  A brief note of thanks or even a message on social media means so much.  There’s nothing quite as rewarding as knowing your work has had a transformative effect on someone’s life!

GTO Upcoming


GTO will undergo regular maintenance on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 12:10 a.m.-3:00 a.m. EST. The system will be unavailable during this time.  If you have any questions, please contact your Community Architect or submit a help desk request.

GTO Coach & Go

Today Kory will show you some simple tips and tricks that make using the GTO tour director portal so easy!

Live at 2:00 EST on Facebook, YouTube, 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.

Destination Dispatch

The DD team recently sat down with Rachel Funel from Visit New Orleans to chat about group itineraries in NOLA.

New Orleans Bourbon St

Check out the conversation on the GTO YouTube channel.

Interested in a different destination?  We highlight more than 30 of your favorite places and share great group itinerary ideas from each.

Office Hours

The spring travel season is here – and that means long days and little downtime for you! To help reduce your workload, we are temporarily suspending scheduled GTO office hours.

Beginning Monday, March 13th, we’ll skip the scheduled meeting times so you can focus on your business.

Office Hours

However, support is still available!  Any new supplier or help desk requests can go directly to Help@GTONetwork.comBe sure to put the word HELP in the subject line.

If you have other onboarding questions, please email or

Office hours will return once the busy season slows – we’ll keep you posted!

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Check for Updates

GTO Updates

Community Forum

Don’t forget to check the Community Forum for system updates, advice, and more!  Check the My Apps tab in GTO.


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.

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Supplier Updates

There’s a new way to get the latest supplier updates.  GTO community members can simply click the link below for the most current products and pricing.

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