In a prior post, I discussed my conversation with Andy Cauthen and held the opinion that YTB may indeed be looking to turn things around and go legitimate.
Today, is another step in that direction. They are eliminating the "travel agent ID card" that was such a selling point (albeit a false one) to the MLM recruiters.
On June 22, you received a letter from First Travel Alliance. In that communication they offered several levels of partnership where you are in control of your destiny and the exciting advantages available to you in the world of travel!
As a part of the transition to First Travel Alliance, we will discontinue the production of the YTB Credential Card as of August 1, 2012. After careful evaluation and communication with our partner, FTA, we deemed this to be the most prudent decision to continue to do our part in becoming the most respected name in the travel industry.Furthermore, FTA encourages you to strive to complete your CLIA certification, which is well respected throughout the industry. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.