GTO News

October 19, 2021

Today is National New Friends Day – October 19, 2021

National New Friends Day rolls around annually on October 19. This holiday is all about making room for new connections in your life, and celebrating the potential for friendship everywhere you go. Research has found time and time again that strong social support is a key to living your happiest, most fulfilled life. So get out there and add some new friends to your docket!  What better way to make a new friend than by travel!  Shared experiences in unique locations create memories, and friends, that will last a lifetime! Read more on National Today about New Friends Day.

Upcoming Events

GTO Coach & Go – Updates to Trip Manager

Coach & Go brings you another episode this coming Thursday, October 21, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.  Join Jim and Kory as they share the improved features in our Trip Manager app. We have taken user feedback and added features to make it even easier to use. 

If you missed last week’s episode about our new Supplier Portal, remember to check it out on our YouTube page along with all the past episodes filled with great information.

Join us on LinkedIn

Convos with Colleagues returns next Tuesday, October 26, at 2 p.m.!  PLEASE JOIN US!

Jo-Ann Moltz hosts a casual discussion with Three Chicks Hospitality. Tune in and find out about new and exciting experiences in Western Massachusetts and how they can help you create unique custom experiences for your groups.  Tuesday, October 26 at 2 p.m. on via LinkedIn or YouTube.  


Check out the Business Class podcast from The Tourism Academy 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!

GTO System Updates

New Integration with Broadway Inbound launches this week

We have just finished testing a new integration with Broadway Inbound where Group Travel Odyssey members will be able to see all shows that are on sale, including the ticket prices, for the dates of their trip.  This will give you live, up-to-date information for you to share with your client without ever having to leave the system!  We will discuss this as part of our GTO Coach and GO! this Thursday at 1pm.  Isn’t it great that Broadway is open again!

Supplier Updates


Music in the Parks has released many of the 2022 music festival pricing. All of the ones that have been released are now updated in GTO.



Kennedy Space Center has a new Global Sales Manager and his contact info is now available in GTO.



Boston – Old State House and Old South Meeting House have released their 2022 student group offerings and GTO has been updated.



Hershey’s Chocolate World has released their 2022 student group pricing and GTO has been updated.


Helpful Information & Blogs

5 things you need to know to plan a bus trip– it’s efficient, convenient, safe, and comfortable.  It’s also in short supply for 2022!


Join Stevie and Anne for their 6 picks for a fantastic weekend trip!


Don’t forget that you can now create your final itinerary in the GTO system.  For more information, watch our GTO Coach and Go! session on Final Itineraries

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