June 16, 2015
by Bob Meyer, Editor of BarterNews
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"As Good As It Gets" — IRTA's Solmar Resort Convention Site
The International Reciprocal Trade Association has a reputation of
holding its annual conventions at top-tier, first class resorts, and
this year's all-inclusive Solmar Resort in Cabo San Lucas may be the
"The Solmar is a legitimate 4.5 to 5.0 star resort —
it simply doesn't get any better than the Solmar — this is a
barter industry convention you definitely don't want to miss," says
IRTA's Executive Director Ron Whitney.
IRTA's 36th Annual
International Convention is happening from September 17 through 19,
2015. The resort is being offered at the amazing 3-day/3-night rate
of $559 cash and 500 UC trade per person, and there are shoulder
rooms* available to extend your stay 3 days before or 3 days after
the convention. You won’t want to miss out on this year's amazing
To register now, click HERE.
(NOTE: The click-through link contains a new two-page digital
registration form with automatic fill-ins to calculate the cash &
trade totals. Make sure to click to page 2 on the panel to the left
of the form to go to the auto-fill booking form.)
information contact Ron Whitney, email@example.com, (757-393-2292)
or Patty Weston,firstname.lastname@example.org, (407-951-6797).
* Shoulder rooms are subject to availability. All convention
Solmar bookings must be made through IRTA.
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