Air and Ground Transportation

The primary airport serving St. Pete Beach is Tampa International Airport. Information about ground transportation from the airport directly to the conference hotel is available here for NITOP participants.

A shuttle from and to the airport is provided by the TradeWinds hotel.  Reservations are required to use the shuttle.  Information is available here.

Avis will offer discounted rates for cars reserved for our trip to NITOP.  You may make a reservation by either calling 800-331-1600 or visiting and providing the AWD number J097806, or clicking this link.

The TradeWinds Island Resort

The TradeWinds Island Resort 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 starts at $140 per night if reservations are made by November 15, 2019.  For more information on the hotel and recreational activities for families, visit

The TradeWinds Resort Hotel is located 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport via Interstate 275.  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.   The Resort is less than 90 minutes from all major Central Florida attractions.  Sample attractions include Busch Gardens in Tampa and Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios in Orlando

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.

Babysitting Services

For your convenience, information about available babysitting services, provided by third parties, is below.  Conference attendees are responsible for making arrangements for babysitting services.  NITOP nor the TradeWinds resort are responsible for arrangements.  Parents assume all responsibility and liability for using third party services.

Resort Babysitters, Inc.                            Resort Care

(727)865-0661                                         (727)674.0277                          

NITOP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contact:         NITOP, P. O. Box 963, Northport, AL  35476

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