GTO News for Group Travel Planners

October 30, 2023

It’s National Candy Corn Day!

Love it or hate it.  When it comes to candy corn, there doesn’t seem to be any gray area – just orange, yellow, and white!

National Candy Corn Day is a day for die-hard candy corn fanatics to celebrate this sweet seasonal icon.

In the late 1800s, George Renniger of the Wunderle Candy Company created this colorful confection to celebrate the beauty of corn and the colors of autumn. With a long, cold winter ahead, this candy kernel was a welcome treat!

Get to your local grocer and grab a bag before they disappear – along with the fall foliage!

GTO Updates

GTO Coach & Go

This week on Coach & Go Kory walks you through the details of GTO’s new itinerary builder.  Don’t miss your chance to get up to speed!

Live Tuesday at 2:00 EST on YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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

Fast Break

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

Check for Fast Breaks on the GTO community forum.

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!

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Industry News

Phased Reopening of West Maui Tourism Will Continue November 1

Disney World Will Enable Guests to Make Pre-Trip Park Attraction Reservations

Hurricane Otis Causes $15 Billion in Damages to Resort Town of Acapulco

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

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