GTO News for Group Travel Planners

May 6, 2024

It’s Tourist Appreciation Day!

All over the world, tourism and travel gives a boost to local economies. While some might find tourism a bit disruptive to their daily lives, there’s no doubt that their dollars do a lot of good!

National Tourist Appreciation Day focuses attention on tourists who embrace a destination’s customs, shopping, dining, and attractions and help stimulate the local economy.

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!

Fast Break

Time Out!! Fast Break is a brief, bi-weekly segment highlighting a system update or feature.

This week we’ll touch on tour director half-day check boxes.

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

GTO Coach & Go

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

Must Read!

New Airline Refund Rules: What Group Planners Need to Know

Industry News

Work Begins on Southern California – Las Vegas High-Speed Rail

Venetian Resort in Las Vegas is Getting a $1.5 Billion Overhaul

The New Queen Anne: It’s Distinctive but Remains Classic Cunard

Alaska Airlines is Using Generative AI for Flight Searches

Incoming Brand USA CEO Ready to Help Continue to Advance US Economy Through the Power of Inbound Travel

Boeing Lost $32 Billion Over Last Five Years

US Travel Industry Warns of Summer Delays Amid Congressional Pushback on Biometrics

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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