The primary airport serving St. Pete Beach is Tampa International Airport. Ground transportation from the airport directly to the conference hotel is available for NITOP participants (at $25 one way per person) who make a reservation for the TradeWinds Shuttle by email no later than December 12, 2016 (see below for instructions).
Transportation from the airport directly to the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is available to NITOP participants who arrive between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm and depart between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm. The charges of $25 per person each way will be automatically billed to your TradeWinds Resort room account.
Avis will offer discounted rates for cars reserved between December 27, 2016 and January 13, 2017, if you make a reservation by either: (1) calling 800-331-1600 or visiting www.avis.com and providing the AWD number J097806, or (2) clicking here for the direct link to the Avis NITOP reservation page. Hertz, which has a location next to the conference hotel, will offer NITOP participants discounted rates if you either call the dedicated TradeWinds phone number (888-407-1416) or go to www.hertz.com and provide the Discount/CDP/Club code 1985367.
The TradeWinds Island Grand is an 18-acre, family-friendly and environmentally-friendly beach resort, which offers an abundance of recreational activities both on and off the beach. The specially discounted rate for NITOP participants is $135 single or double (children free), if reservations are made by November 15, 2016 by calling 800-808-9833 (mention NITOP) or online at https://www.tradewindsresort.com/nitop. For more information on the hotel and recreational activities for families, visit www.tradewindsresort.com.
The TradeWinds Island Grand Hotel is located 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport via Interstate 275, and is less than 90 minutes from all major Central Florida attractions, including Busch Gardens in Tampa and Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando. Recreational facilities that are free to conference participants and their families who stay at the TradeWinds include four pools, sauna, whirlpools, a variety of both indoor and beach games, a fitness center, beach cabanas, aerobics/water aerobics, tennis courts, water trykes, and paddleboats.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, visit the TradeWinds website: www.tradewindsresort.com
NITOP congratulates the TradeWinds on its designation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as a Two Palm Green Lodging Program facility. The Two Palm designation recognizes increased energy conservation and pollution prevention measures since the property’s One Palm designation in 2007. We encourage all NITOP participants to support and take part in the hotel’s environmental efforts during their stay.