AirBnb announces anti-party plan for summer vacation

ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) — If you were planning on spending your summer vacation “Project X” style, in a huge rental house partying with your friends, you might rethink that idea. Airbnb announced it was cracking down on summer parties across New York state, with strict anti-party measures set to go into effect Memorial Day weekend and July 4.

If you do not have positive reviews on the home rental website, you will not be able to reserve a full listing of homes for one night reservations on Memorial Day weekend or the weekend of the 4th July. As July 4 approaches, Airbnb will become even stricter, making it harder for guests without a history of positive reviews to book two-night stays.

Anti-party certificates will also be presented to customers trying to make local reservations, in which they must certify that they will not be hosting a party against company rules. If they violate this rule, users will also acknowledge that they could be subject to legal action by the company.

Airbnb says it does not take these steps lightly. Memorial Day and July 4 are meaningful weekends that allow hosts to facilitate all kinds of responsible travelers, which is why the company allows exceptions on these bookings for those with a history of positive reviews and earned Airbnb’s trust. The company says it understands that just not having a review yet doesn’t mean a guest is trying to throw a party, but it’s a trade-off it’s willing to make in the best interests. trust and security.

The company is also working to raise awareness of its Neighborhood Helpline, which provides a forum for neighbors to report Airbnb in real time if they see a party going on at an Airbnb home. In these cases, Airbnb’s security team will work to support the neighbor, work with law enforcement if necessary, and take action against those responsible for hosting the party. The The Neighborhood Support Line is available online and includes a 24/7 US hotline.

This same type of party crackdown was successful in 2021. More than 126,000 guests with no history of positive reviews were affected by the anti-party system that year, resulting in a substantial decrease in reports of disruptive parties and unauthorized. Airbnb said it looks forward to sharing similar announcements in the coming months.

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