The NITOP Conference rate for 2021 is $142 per night plus tax if reservations are made by November 15, 2020.  The link for hotel reservations is only available in the automatic email that is sent when payment for conference registration is received.  This is to ensure that the NITOP room block for the conference is used by registered NITOP attendees only.

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 will be available soon.

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

The TradeWinds Island Resort

A 25-acre beachfront playground, TradeWinds Island Grand was created with fun in mind. Master a stand-up paddleboard. Plunge down a three-story water slide. Party with a pirate. Play on our offshore water park. Feast 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. The specially discounted rate for NITOP participants starts at $142 per night if reservations are made by November 15, 2020.  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.

Baby Sitting 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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