Travel Planning: Getting to the Conference

Downtown St. Petersburg
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St. Pete Beach, Florida is located near two major airports:

  • Tampa International Airport (TIA), awarded the best airport in the country has daily flights from all major airlines. Driving time to or from the TradeWinds Grand Island Resort is approximately 35 minutes.
  • St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport services several airlines.  Driving time to or from the TradeWinds Grand Island Resort is approximately 30 minutes.
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Transportation to/from Hotel

Resort Transportation Services: VIP transfers are available from all three airports through Resort Transportation Services, located onsite at Island Grand. They maintain a full fleet of vehicles and drivers ready to pick you up and take you back for your return flight, as well as for excursions during your stay. Transportation fees apply.

Super Shuttle: Tampa International airport provides a Super Shuttle service. Courtesy desks are located at all baggage claim areas. Reservations for the shuttle from the airport are not necessary, but if you prefer they can be booked online. For more information and/or to book a Super Shuttle reservation visit or call (800) BLUE-VAN (800-258-3826).

Renting a Car: Major interstates in the area make driving an easy alternative. For your convenience, onsite car rental from Hertz is available at TradeWinds Island Grand. Call 888.407.1416 for special offers and reservations.

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Hotel Parking

Both self-parking and valet parking are available at the TradeWinds.

Self-parking is free to Conference participants.

Valet parking services are currently charged at $8 per vehicle per day. For participants staying at the Tradewinds, charges will be added to the individual’s room account. Payment for participants not staying at the hotel can be made in cash to the parking attendant.

Make Your Reservation

TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
5500 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
Reservations: (727) 367-6461

See the hotel page to learn more about booking your hotel room for the CARD Conference.