Let GTC Handle The Details

During the 20 years we have been in business, we have worked for group leaders that are true experts in their own fields, yet they still try taking on the full-time roll as a travel planner. The outcome is always the same…they say ” I would never plan a trip by myself again.

We take the time to learn about you and your group and its expectations/goals then we go to work…

We contact and negotiate with all the hotels, coach companies, airlines, attractions and gather all the information for you. We then customize a proposal and itinerary with your special needs in mind. Then we gladly send it to you … all at no cost. Once we have worked through all the trip details and you are happy everything you see, we send you a trip agreement.

A few of the many things we’re proud of…


Old-Fashioned Customer Service

In this day and age of impersonal, on-line, self-service, we are different as we are actual people you can talk to. We believe strongly in good, old-fashioned customer service. When you call us, we listen and understand your situation.  We personalize every interaction and share this information among our team. We look for ways to make your planning easier and discuss the options.

We have been involved in planning trips for nearly 20 years and there is little that we haven’t seen or come across.


Being There For You Before You Travel

Our company is different because we treat our clients the same way we want to be treated ourselves.

We understand that you may have group members or their parents asking difficult questions that you need immediate answers to. That is why we are here…call us, email us or even text us.

We are here to help in any way we can…just ask.


GTC On-Site During Your Travels

From the day you arrive at your destination until the day you leave, our on-site GTC reps are actual staff that work with us full-time. They have been involved in every aspect of the planning process and know all about your group and its goals. Your GTC Rep is there to make sure that your trip goes as planned and, if a challenge comes up, they are empowered to make immediate decisions without having to make calls and wait for answers..

Join us! It will only take a minute

We encourage you to set-up a call or on-line meeting with one of our expert travel planners to discuss your next amazing travel experience!

Our Leadership Team

John DeCrotie Sr.


After several years with another tour company and another several years working for and arranging performances at a major Orlando theme park, in 2004 John opened GTC. Since then GTC has gone on to provide exceptional travel experiences for many thousands of travelers to destination across the USA.

Laurie DeCrotie, RN, BSN


Soon after GTC opened, Laurie came on board to handle the financial aspects of the company.  Before she knew it, she was a top tour planner and has worked closely with hundreds of groups and thousands of travelers. As with all our staff, Laurie continues to plan trips and travel with the groups at their destinations.

John (Jay) Welsch

Tour Consultant

With a strong logistics and  hospitality background, John brings knowledge of the travel industry to every interaction with group leaders. Planning is his strength and this only further benfits the groups we work for.

Marie Gerratana

General Manager

Starting with GTC over 15 years ago, Marie (also known as Meg) has been an integral part of the inner workings of each and every trip we plan. Her knowledge of each destination and immaculate attention to detail helps to bring together our team and ensure a high level of quality.

Contact us!

Give us a call or click on our ‘Contact Us” page and complete the form. We would appreciate the oppotunity to learn more about you and your travel goals.


8902 Compton Shore Lane
Orlando, Florida 32829

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Client Testimonials

With 4.7 Stars on Google, don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Moises Santos

Grapeland HS Grapeland, TX

Group Travel Consultants has done an amazing job at providing information and experience. In my work as a Band Director, we often need more than just a plan put together. GTC went above and beyond informing us of possible issues with venues, opportunities at locations, as well as many other suggestions that improved my band’s experience. GTC was true to their word about scouting locations AND being with us at every point. Thank you GTC, I plan to use your services again, and my band is ready for another great performance and experience!

Alan Lang

Lamar High School Arlington, TX

GTC is a truly superior travel company for student groups. I’ve used John and the GTC team for 3 years now with my high school band. These guys are really the best. If you are going somewhere with a school group, especially Orlando, you simply can’t beat these guys for a great deal and amazing trip!

Michael Hejny

Arlington High School Arlington, TX

These guys are simply the best!!
I have used GTC exclusively for the past 15 years, and will never go back to cookie cutter travel!
Contact me directly if you ever want details of my experiences with John DeCrotie, or the rest of the great staff at GTC!

Alan Tolbert

Hart Co. High School Hartwell, GA

Group Travel Consultants has been the go to company for the Hart County High School Band for many years. We have travelled to New York, Orlando, and Hawaii multiple times. The company has been superior in every step. I plan to travel with the company as long as I am a director.

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