Travel and Conference Hotel

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.

Avis will offer discounted rates for cars reserved between December 27, 2018 and January 13, 2019, if you make a reservation by either: (1) calling 800-331-1600 or visiting and providing the AWD number J097806, or (2) clicking on this link.

The TradeWinds

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 starts at $139 per night if reservations are made by November 15, 2018 by calling 800-360-4016 (mention group code “NITOP”) or online at For more information on the hotel and recreational activities for families, visit

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:

The TradeWinds: A Florida Green Lodging Facility

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.