GTO News

May 3, 2022

May 1 -7, 2022 is National Travel and Tourism Week

National Travel and Tourism Week is an annual tradition for the U.S. travel community.
It’s a time when travel and tourism professionals across the country unite to celebrate the value travel holds for our economy, businesses, communities, and personal well-being.

20 Easy but Awesome Ways to Support Travel and Tourism Recovery Efforts this Week


GTO Upcoming

Upcoming Events

GTO Coach & Go

Tuesday, May 3rd at 2:00 EDT – Join us live as we take you through the process of adding receptive bookings and modifying products when a quote is modified. in GTO.  Live today on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Destination Dispatch

Destination Dispatch will return next week so now is your time to catch up on our classic YouTube episodes.  Be sure to subscribe while you’re there!

GTO News

Social Shout Out!

We have a new Facebook page!  Please be sure to like Group Travel Odyssey on Facebook.

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 how to book receptive packages and modify products when a quote is modified.


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…


Landry’s Seafood House (all locations) is not offering Tour & Travel menus for 2022. They have regular banquet menus that vary by location. Pricing is not inclusive of tax, gratuity, or banquet fees. Will quote per group, per location.

Now Available in the GTO Shared Supplier System


Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Sunset Cliffs Natural Park

Allied Universal Event Services San Diego 2022 security guard pricing


Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Buford / Atlanta Area 2022 student group pricing


Ed Debevic’s 2022 menus and pricing


WonderWorks Branson 2022 student group admissions

New Orleans

Acme Oyster House 2022 Menus and pricing

Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour 2022 pricing

Cafe Du Monde Beignet and Beverage voucher updated with April – May 2022 dates (no change in pricing from 2021. However, the supplier cannot guarantee when pricing will change)

Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France 2022 donation amount of tour requests updated. Tour request form attached in supplier manager with updated contact.

Destrehan Plantation 2022 pricing

Historic Riverlands – manager noted that the venue was damaged badly from Ida and is not expected to reopen in 2022, but will be more than happy to welcome groups in 2023.

Houmas House Plantation and Gardens 2022 pricing

Laura Plantation 2022 pricing

Mulate’s has been updated with all 2022 group menus and pricing

Museum at the Old Ursuline Convent 2022 guided tour pricing. Tour request form attached in supplier manager with updated contact

New Orleans Museum of Art 2022 pricing

Oceana Grill 2022 menus and pricing

Scheuering Security Service, Inc 2022 security guard pricing updated

Vincent’s Italian Cuisine Metairie 2022 banquet menus and pricing

Walk-on’s Sports Bistreaux New Orleans 2022 event menu and pricing

Whitney Plantation 2022 pricing

New York

Carnegie Hall tour pricing through 8/31/22 is available. (Website notes that they have not resumed group tours yet, but are in a soft launch phase and have been taking a few groups already. Requests can be submitted up to 4 months in advance and will be confirmed about 4 weeks from the tour date)

WildPlay Jones Beach 2022 pricing


Fallingwater 2022 pricing


Andretti Indoor Karting & Games Katy / House Area 2022 student tour and travel pricing


Mermaid Winery 2022 tasting and dining options

The Hermitage Museum & Gardens, Norfolk, 2022 pricing and educational programs

Must Read

 National Travel and Tourism Week 2022 (May 1-7) spotlights the dynamic, innovative future of the U.S. travel industry.  Here are 20 great ways to get involved!

The Future of Travel

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

The Tourism Academy Business Class Podcast (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!

Click here to tune in!

Industry News

Travel Organizations Join Forces for National Travel and Tourism Week

Universal Orlando Sets Q1 Earnings Record

Carnival Cruise Line Becomes First in U.S. to Restart Entire Fleet

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