St. Pete/Clearwater Accommodations Assist Stranded Travelers

Local Properties Offer Emergency Rates Starting at $50

Monday, October 29, 2012

St. Pete/Clearwater, FL (October 30, 2012) - St. Pete/Clearwater area accommodations stepped in to assist thousands who had their travel plans unexpectedly changed by Hurricane Sandy on Monday.
In just four hours, nearly 60 area properties submitteddiscounted rates for visitors affected by the massive storm hitting the Northeast U.S. The need to help stranded travelers was evident after more than 100 flights were canceled at Tampa International Airport on Monday due to the closure of major U.S. airports across the entire Eastern Seaboard.

With even more delays expected today, many of the hotel rates are good through Wednesday, some extending through the rest of the week.
Accommodations became available across a wide range of properties, from the luxury Renaissance Vinoy in downtown St. Petersburg, to dozens of condo properties, to beachfront resorts like the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach and TradeWinds Island Grand on St. Pete Beach.

Rates range from $50 at the Super 8 Clearwater/St. Petersburg Airport to $69 for a condo from Travel Resort Services, to $119 for a room at the Sheraton Sand Key, all the way up to $295 for a three bedroom house from Whispers Resort in Treasure Island.

For a complete list of St. Pete/Clearwater properties offering discounts for stranded travelers, click here.

VSPC is the destination marketing organization for Pinellas County, Florida.

For more information: www.VisitStPeteClearwater.com


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