Airbnb permanently bans parties and events worldwide

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Airbnb Permanently Bans Parties And Events Worldwide Airbnb Permanently Bans Parties And Events Worldwide
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Neil Lancefield, PA Transport Correspondent

Airbnb has permanently banned parties and events at homes listed on its website worldwide.

The US-based accommodation-sharing company said the decision follows a temporary ban introduced in August 2020 when some people took “partying behaviour to rented homes” due to bars and nightclubs being closed or restricted due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It has recorded a 44 per cent year-on-year drop in complaints about parties since then, and received “positive feedback from community leaders and elected officials”.

Airbnb said there are “serious consequences” for guests who breach the party ban, varying from the suspension of their account to being permanently removed from the platform.

 

Around 6,600 people’s accounts were suspended last year for “attempting to violate our party ban”.

A 16-person occupancy cap for Airbnb listings introduced as part of the August 2020 ban has been lifted to allow listings for accommodation that can “comfortably” hold more than that number of people.

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The company said in a statement: “From castles in Europe, to vineyards in the US, to large beachfront villas in the Caribbean, amazing properties like these thrive on hosting multi-generational family trips and larger groups, and removing this cap is meant to allow those hosts to responsibly utilise the space in their homes while still complying with our ban on disruptive parties.”

In late 2019, the firm prohibited parties advertised on social media as well as “chronic party houses” that had developed into “neighbourhood nuisances”.

It has also implemented rules to reduce disruption at certain times of year, such as banning customers in several countries from making one-night bookings for entire homes on New Year’s Eve unless they have a history of positive reviews.

Airbnb said: “This new and long-term policy was enacted to help encourage and support community safety.

“We look forward to sharing updates in the coming weeks and months on our efforts to complement our community policies on parties.”

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