Attend an "industry" trade show. Do not disclose your affiliation with YTB. That means hiding the bling, the lime green shirts, the bowling shirts, the Hawaiian shirts, and the branded merchandise. Tuck in or turn around your credential. Approach 10 suppliers who do business with YTB and say the following after perusing their booth for a few seconds:
"Boy, that is something about YTB."
And see what they say. Note what they say. And then let us know.
It is a good test. We are not saying "Boy" is good or bad, Are we talking about they way they operate? The fact that they are #26 on the TW list? The 6000 cruise certificates sold last November? The boot from IATAN or RCCL? Or the AG and other suits. Just let the supplier voice their opinion. You just start the concersation.
If anyone needs info on "real" travel events, let me know!