Were you planning to rent a Airbnb to have a party New Year? The company says no.
The hospitality brand is boosting its “anti-party” policy in 11 countries, preventing people from making short bookings in the same city in which they live.
The company announced Thursday that its team is committed “to reducing instances of unauthorized parties and helping hosts protect against neighborhood disruption, and certain times of the year, such as New Year’s Eve, may attract increased risk.” of unauthorized or disruptive parties.”
What are the company’s anti-party restrictions about?
Airbnb launched anti-party measures for the first time in Australia in October 2021, CEO Brian Chesky said, using an algorithm to identify “hundreds” of factors that could indicate a large gathering might be taking place.
“If someone is under, say, 25, doesn’t have a lot of Airbnb history, wants to book a night in the same city at the last minute, and books a really big house, that looks really suspicious,” Chesky said in a press event in November.
Party prevention measures are active in the United States and Canada from August, but they will apply to the whole world in 2023.
For now this New Year the countries that will not be able to party in an Airbnb are:
- United States, including Puerto Rico
- New Zealand
- United Kingdom
Why doesn’t Airbnb want parties anymore?
Parties at properties rented via Airbnb have caused headaches for hosts and even lawsuits for the company. This is due to how the “guests” leave the houses after the meetings.
“The vast majority of guests and hosts are respectful of their neighbors and provide benefits to their local community,” Naba Banerjee, Airbnb’s director of trust products and operations, said in the statement.
“These proactive defenses will help promote responsible travel,” he added.
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