GTO News for Group Travel Planners

October 23, 2023

It’s National Croc Day

No- we are not referring to the scaly reptile but rather the foam footwear you probably have tucked away in your cupboard! National Croc Day spotlights this comfy, colorful shoe with style!

Crocs have been around since 2002 when their original creators tried to make a boating shoe.  The result was a durable, quick-drying, and supportive shoe with lots of holes for airflow.  They quickly found a market with teens and tweens, and today croc-0-files of all ages and walks of life wear the rainbow-colored slides and clogs.

Slip into your favorites or pick up a new pair to celebrate the day!

GTO Updates

Fast Break

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

This week we’ll spotlight outstanding quote requests with Cenext.

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.

Must Read!

3 Powerful Reasons to Use a Group Booking Partner

Industry News

In the Fight for Frequent Flyers, Delta Pulls Back SkyMiles Changes, and Rivals Step In

Arival Notes Continued Splurge on Travel Experiences but Fewer Trips

Europe Postpones Launch of Its New ETIAS Border Entry Security System Until 2025

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

With the recent announcement that Some Like it Hot is closing at the end of December, A Beautiful Noise and Harmony have announced that they are willing to price-match.

photo credit to Broadway Inbound

New for Groups

Jonah is now on sale for performances starting January 11th through March 10th at the Laura Pels Theatre.

Doubt: A Parable is now on sale for performances starting February 2nd through April 14th at the American Airlines Theatre.

Home is now on sale for performances starting May 17th through July 20th at the American Airlines Theatre.

Group Rate Extensions:

Hadestown groups are now on sale through June 16th, 2024.

Other Updates:

Harmony’s  Thursday matinee early bird pricing has been extended to November 1st.

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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