Travel and Conference Hotel

Air and Ground Transportation

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 10, 2017 (see below for instructions).

Instructions for TradeWinds Shuttle, NITOP 2018

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.

  1. To make a shuttle reservation, send the information below by email to: NITOPTransportation2018@gmail.com, no later than December 10, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.
  2. Receipt of your email request will be automatically confirmed. If you do not receive the automated response within 30 minutes, please attempt to resend your reservation.
  3. Expect to receive your vehicle assignment and detailed instructions by email to your preferred email address by Sunday, December 17, 2017, at 5:00 pm EST.
  4. If you are unable to send your reservation for the group rate of $25/transfer by email before the deadline of December 10, call 866-403-3303 between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, to inquire about the cost of private transportation using the Resort Transportation Service at the TradeWinds Resort. Flight information and a credit card will be needed to book this private service.
  5. If you wish to cancel your reservation without penalty, call 866-403-3303 between the hours of 10:00 am and 6:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday, by Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 6:00 pm.

Information to be included in your reservation by email

  1. Your preferred email address for receipt of your confirmation of your reservation and later vehicle assignment and detailed instructions
  2. Arrival information to be provided in your email message:
    • Guest Name
    • Cell phone number
    • Number of people in your party
    • Airport
    • Airline and flight number
    • Date and time of arrival
    • Whether you or any member of your party will have any oversized baggage items (e.g., golf clubs, strollers). If yes, please list them.
    • Whether you or any member of your party will have any special needs (e.g., car seats, special assistance). If yes, please list them.
  3. Departure Information to be provided in your email message:
    • Guest Name
    • Cell phone number
    • Number of people in your party
    • Airport
    • Airline and flight number
    • Date and time of departure
    • Whether you or any member of your party will have any oversized baggage items (e.g., golf clubs, strollers). If yes, please list them.
    • Whether you or any member of your party will have any special needs (e.g., car seats, special assistance). If yes, please list them.

Avis will offer discounted rates for cars reserved between December 27, 2017 and January 13, 2018, 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 on this link. Hertz, which has a location next to the conference hotel, will offer NITOP participants discounted rates. Please call the Hertz Toll Free number (800-654-3131) or go to www.hertz.com and provide the Discount/CDP/Club code 1985367.

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 is $137 single or double (children free), if reservations are made by November 15, 2017 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

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.