Short Term Rental Workshops

Tennessee Department of Tourist Development, in partnership with Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association, will offer Short Term Rental Workshops to distressed and at-risk counties statewide in 2023. This workshop is designed for those who are renting properties or are interested in getting started in short-term rental business. The workshop provides experts to help owners get the most out of their investment, to build a strong foundation for the rental market locally and for DMOs to
build relationships with operators.

In order to plan and coordinate workshops statewide, TDTD will accept applications from host organizations. Once these are received, TDTD & NETTA will work to coordinate and schedule workshops over the next 6 months. Please note that depending on the number of applications and host organizations, it may make sense to host regional workshops as well as local. TDTD will cover the cost for attendees. However, attendees must register and there will be a limited number of spaces.
What is covered in the 3-hour workshop?

Short Term Rentals 101

 How to List Your Property

Presentation and Design

Customer Service


Local Laws and Taxes

Q&A with Local Operator Experts

How to Work with Local and State Tourism Entities


Host Organization must be able to provide the following:

  • Secure a location once date is set. (Potential Location must be able to accommodate up to 30 people and have a/v access to include screen, projector (with adequate sound capabilities for video soundtracks) No microphone is needed. Just sound for video
  • Light refreshments
  • Provide 2-3 local experts that are operating STRs in their community to participate in a one-hour Q&A. (NETTA will communicate with them once they have committed.)
  • Send provided event announcements to media and community


Those wishing to apply should download and complete the application by Jan. 9