GTO News for Group Travel Planners

May 20, 2024

It’s National Band Director’s Day

National Band Director’s Day is celebrated on May 20th each year as a way to recognize the dedication and impact of band directors across the United States.

These educators not only teach music but foster creativity, discipline, and a sense of community among their students. Their relentless effort and passion for nurturing musical talents deserve celebration and acknowledgment.

The day serves as a heartfelt thank you from schools, students, and parents to band directors who tirelessly cultivate the musical skills of young learners.

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!

GTO Coach & Go

If you missed the live show, take a minute to watch last week’s Coach & Go for an important preview of exciting GTO updates that will be coming soon!

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.

Must Read!

6 Advancements in Tech That Benefit Group Travel Businesses

Industry News

Uber to Launch Airport Shuttle Service in U.S.

AI Was a Hot Topic at Envoyage Conference

Tour Operators Squeezed in Europe as Some Hotels Put Groups On the Shelf

The Mirage Hotel & Casino Will Close for Good on July 17

Boeing Reelects its Outgoing CEO to Board of Directors

Frontier Airlines Announces New Transparent Pricing and Eliminates Change Fees

Hurricane Season Could Affect Gas Prices

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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