GTO News for Group Travel Planners

November 6, 2023

Listen Up! It’s National Saxophone Day

If you’re a fan of the smooth, seductive sound of a saxophone – today is your day!  National Saxophone Day pays homage to the rich, warm tones of this woodwind instrument.

The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax. He wanted to create a powerful and adaptable brass woodwind instrument. While it was originally intended to be used in classical music, today the saxophone’s diverse, sultry sound is found in practically every kind of music!

GTO Updates

IATDG TourConnect 2023

The GTO team will be in New Orleans this week for IATDG TourConnect 2023.  We’d love to connect with you!

Fast Break

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

This week is a snapshot of a new GTO update – an automatic update for trip days.

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.

Destination Dispatch

National Lighthouse Day

Need an idea for a great group destination?  We highlight more than 30 of your favorite places and share great group itinerary ideas from each.

Check out the conversations on the GTO YouTube channel.

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Industry News

Six Flags and Cedar Fair Agree to Merge

Gas Prices Creep Lower Ahead of the Holiday Season

Southwest Airlines Signs Massive Sustainable Aviation Fuel Deal

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.

Most Recent Supplier Updates

Broadway Updates

Mother Play by Paula Vogel, with Celie Keenan-Bolger, Jessica Lange, and Jim Parsons is now on sale for groups through June 7, 2024.

Previews begin on April 2, 2024, and opening night is April 25, 2024.

Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, with Sarah Paulson and Corey Stoll is now on sale to groups through February 4, 2024.

Previews begin on November 29, 2023, and opening night is December 18, 2024.

Mind Mangler: A Night of Tragic Illusion is now on sale to groups through March 3, 2024. Performances begin November 10, 2023, and opening night is on November 19, 2023.

Group Rate Extensions

Titanique has extended group rates through June 16, 2024.

Purlie Victorious has been extended to Sunday, February 4, 2024.

I Need That will now run through December 30, 2023.

& Juliet has been extended through September 29, 2024.

Other Updates

Broadway celebrates 20 years of Wicked this week!

Annaleigh Ashford and Josh Groban Set Final Performance Date in Broadway’s Sweeney Todd.

Coming Soon

Kenny Leon to direct Broadway revival of Our Town – set to open in the fall of 2024.

Reimagined The Who’s Tommy sets Broadway Bow for 2024.

Rob Madge’s solo play My Son’s a Queer (But What Can You Do?) is coming to Broadway (dates to be announced.)

Cabaret returns in 2024.

Group rates for The Wiz will soon be available.

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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