Northeast TN Tourism Association to offer short-term rental workshops

Published 2:28 pm Tuesday, January 4, 2022

The Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association will offer a series of short-term rental workshops during the month of February for individuals interested in, or that currently own or operate vacation rental properties.
One of those workshops will be held in Elizabethton on Feb. 17 at the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, 615 E. Elk Ave. The workshop will be from 6 to 9 p.m.
The series includes an opportunity for participants to learn more about vacation rental markets, laws and regulations, customer service, proper cleaning guidelines, as well as how to get started with rentals and enhance current properties. The workshops will also offer a question-and-answer session with local short-term rental experts in each area, and an opportunity to hear from local tourism bureaus.
“Northeast Tennessee has a thriving short-term rental market due to our proximity to outdoor opportunities, as well as internationally known attractions and urban landscapes,” Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association Executive Director Alicia Phelps said. “Our hope is to connect our current lodging properties and equip those who are thinking about investing in the short-term rental market to showcase our area at its best.”
In addition to Elizabethton, the workshops will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the following locations:
February 2: Greene County Partnership located at 115 Academy St.
February 9: Visit Johnson City offices located at 302 Buffalo St.
February 23: Explore Bristol offices/Co-Work Bristol located at 1227 Volunteer Pkwy., Suite 130.
While the workshops are free and open to those interested in or currently own or operate vacation rental properties, registration is required by contacting 423-262-0238 / tourism@northeasttennessee.org