GTO News

October 5, 2021

Today is National Do Something Nice Day!

Celebrate this special day by helping out your co-workers, friends, and family with something nice to brighten their day!

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Upcoming Events

GTO Coach & Go

Coach & Go brings you another episode this coming Thursday, October 7, at 1:00 p.m. EDT.  Join Jim and Keith this week as they share about the new functions in Sales Manager for currency conversion, hotel and airline quoting.

If you missed last week’s episode about customizing dashboards 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 begins on Tuesday, October 12!  One Week Away!

Jo-Ann Moltz hosts a casual roundtable discussion with DMOs, CVBs, tour operators, and travel advisors in great group destinations. Find out what’s new and exciting.  Tuesday, October 12 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

Currency Conversion in Sales Manager

A new currency conversion feature will be introduced in Sales Manager this week.  This should not affect your pricing at all but you will see new information when you choose suppliers regarding the type of currency you are selecting.  GTO Members will be able to convert single products or an entire trip package.  If you have any questions or need help with the new feature please contact your Community Architect.  To find out more, join Coach & Go this week on Thursday for a demo.

Integration with WeTravel is in the final testing stages

Kristina will be reaching out to GTO Members soon to start adding the integration with WeTravel to your apps.  The first stage of this integration will be sending information from GTO to WeTravel.  We have also consulted our attorney, Jeff Ment, to review the standard questions to ensure we are asking questions and gathering data in a way that protects individual information and helps reduce risk for our members.  Kristina will have more information when she meets with you.

New Airline Quoting process coming soon

GTO will be releasing a new airline quoting system soon.  This new process will include the ability to capture flight information, deposit and utilization requirements, and many other features you have been requesting.  The first stage of implementation will be quoting and adding a new quote to your package pricing in Sales Manager.  Phase two will be how the information flows to Trip Manager, Group Accounting, and Passenger Manager.  Check out Coach & Go this week for a sneak preview!

Supplier Updates

New York

Vaccine mandates and mask mandates have been extended through the end of the year for everyone attending a Broadway/off Broadway show in NYC. A review of the policy is anticipated by December 1.  Read More on is hopeful to have 2022 workshop pricing this week. You will be able to find the updated information in GTO under in Supplier Manager.

RiseNY is a new attraction in NYC expected to open in December 2022. Supplier has been created in GTO with 2022 tour operator pricing. Profile sheet is also attached in Supplier Manager if you need more information on the attraction.

Helpful Information & Blogs

Protect Your Company from Rooming List Questions

If your company receives rooming lists for your group tours directly from group leaders then this update is for you.  Misty Percifield from Jeff Ment Law recommends tour operators add the following statement to their group and individual travel agreements.  Due to recent legal action filed against group tour organizers and tour operators this language is an important addition to your terms and conditions.

We are not responsible for rooming decisions and will not be liable for any disputes, claims, injuries including but not limited to personal injuries, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligent infliction of emotional distress, and/or discrimination claims arising out of rooming decisions.

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