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Hotel Reservations

The NITOP Conference rate for 2023 is $178 per night plus tax for a standard room if reservations are made by December 16, 2022.  The link for hotel reservations is linked here.  The group code is NITOP.

Ground Transportation

The TradeWinds Resort provides a shuttle service to/from the airport for $28 per person, one way.  Click here for Shuttle Information.


We are happy to partner with Avis for car rentals.  The NITOP 2023 Avis Worldwide Discount or AWD number is J097806When calling Avis at 1 (800) 331-1600 to make reservations, attendees should provide our reservation agents with this AWD number to ensure they receive the best available car rental rates.  The AWD will be effective from seven days prior to the event until seven days after the event.  Below is a hyperlink to that can be placed on your web site.  When this customized web page link is used, your AWD number will automatically be placed in the reservation detail. 

Avis link for NITOP 2023 Conference

Air Transportation

The primary airport serving St. Pete Beach is Tampa International Airport. See above for information about shuttle transportation from the airport directly to the conference hotel. 

The TradeWinds Island Resort

A 25-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Master a stand-up paddleboard.  Plunch down a three-story water slideFeast on the freshest Florida seafood. Kids will never be bored with KONK camps, crafts and family activities. Or relax by one of five heated pools, indulge in a massage or escape to a beachside hammock. We are committed to ensuring that every guest can “Just let go” while visiting one of our resorts. Learn more about our guest satisfaction program.  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.

TradeWinds Sanitation Guidelines

Message from TradeWinds -- Cashless System

"TradeWinds Island Resorts is joining the cashless movement! With recent cleanliness efforts furthering the steady decline of cash transactions, and newly optimized payment technology, there's one less worry. 

Our property is proud to announce a new cashless business model effective July 6, 2022. In addition, there will be new self-check-out terminals allowing more speedy in-house transactions. Additional enhancements we are working on include: self-pay kiosks, mobile ordering, and RFID wristbands which will allow our guests to simply shop, scan, and go! 

We embrace these new technological advances as a step to provide a more efficient, safe, and convenient experience - leaving you with more time to Just Let Go! 

While cash will no longer be accepted for payment throughout the properties beginning July 6th, we have added “Cash to Card” machines at both Island Grand Beach Resort and RumFish Beach Resort. These machines work as a reverse ATM (without the fees) converting cash to pre-paid debit cards that can be used anywhere. Our employee partners are still able to accept cash for gratuities, but we will not be able to make change onsite. 

We look forward to welcoming you and are excited to hear your feedback

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

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