GTO News

September 4, 2023

Today is Labor Day!

On the first Monday of each September, we take a much-needed break from the daily grind.  Labor Day is an opportunity to recognize hard-working Americans and their contributions to our nation’s growth.

The first Labor Day was celebrated on September 5, 1882, with a parade in New York City. Union leaders wanted to create a show of solidarity among workers for the labor movement. The parade was such a success that other communities quickly followed with their own parades, and in 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed a bill making it a national holiday.

Today we still mark the holiday with festive parades, family cookouts, or a well-earned day doing nothing at all!

GTO Upcoming

Helping Our Friends in Maui

Maui has suffered unimaginable devastation and loss in the past few weeks.  Residents now face the daunting task of recovering and rebuilding and are seeking assistance in their efforts.

GTO community member Polynesian Adventure Tours, LLC is leading by example and sharing links to reputable disaster relief organizations.  If you would like to help, please click one of the links below:

Maui United Way

Hawaii Community Foundation

Maui Food Bank

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!!

GTO Coach & Go

Join us Tuesday at 2:00 EST for an introduction to Qwilr – the latest way to make your itineraries pop!  Kristina will share how this integration combines your itinerary, terms, and conditions in one dynamic doc.

Live on Facebook, YouTube, 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

Finland - Suomenlinna

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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GTO 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

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

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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