Delegates at the Advantage conference in Dubai were sceptical about Ryanair's recent move back in to the corporate travel industry.
After hearing from the airline's head of corporate sales, Lesley Kane, around 100 delegates representing many different sectors of business travel were asked: Do you believe Ryanair will offer enough in the future to work with the trade?
Out of around 100 respondents 42 said no, 23 said yes, with the remaining unsure.
GTMC CEO Paul Wait said the majority of business travellers flying out of the UK live closer to Heathrow and Gatwick and will always choose those over Ryanair's main base at Stansted.
He added that it's important Ryanair starts to deliver "incremental" travel changes and gets businesses moving, then there could be a shift in opinion.
Air Berlin's sales manager for UK and Ireland, Simon Cook said he had been in discussions with a business which is located close to London Liverpool Street station, (where there is the Stansted Express) to get its employees to use Stansted airport, but the company's buyer said its employees will still choose to go to Heathrow or London City, because they're frequent travellers who still "like to feel special" and still want the comforts of services such as business class and airport lounges.
The issue was being debated after Kane told the conference Ryanair still had a "significant" amount of work to do if it's going to work successfully with the travel trade again.
Kane said despite spending £35 million on changing the business model to evolve in to a more corporate friendly airline, they were going to have to introduce more business products and work closer with key partners.
In April Ryanair announced it was starting selling through a GDS for the first time in 10 years. The no-frills carrier said it was partnering with Travelport to distribute its content, with talks being held currently with Sabre and Amadeus for similar deals.
"I don't think there's any airline that has held their hands up before and said we're sorry," said Kane. "We know we annoyed a lot of people but our new business products and working with Travelport shows we are changing."
Kane announced the airline was opening a travel agents helpdesk "in the next couple of weeks", to further show its commitment to working more closely with TMCs.
Kane also admitted the transition period would be made easier without Ryanair's outspoken CEO Michael O'Leary, who is taking a "back-seat from the media side of things".
"The fact that Michael is stepping aside from the media is a positive one, especially as he is probably the most hated man in the trade."