Airbnb bans parties and enforces strict rules for summer vacation
Airbnb is trying to prevent customers from using short-term rental properties for large parties during major holiday weekends this summer. According to Travel + LeisureAirbnb will block stays for some travelers for Memorial Day and July 4 weekends.
If you try to book a one-night, whole-house stay over Memorial Day weekend, Airbnb will block your reservation if you don’t have a positive review history. This policy will also extend to bookings in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. For the 4th of July weekend, Airbnb will also block certain two-day bookings, especially last-minute bookings for users with no history of positive reviews.
For those who are able to make reservations, you’ll still need to sign “anti-partisan attestations,” which state that you’re aware of Airbnb’s party policy, and if you violate it, you could do the same. subject to legal proceedings.
“We don’t take these steps lightly. Memorial Day and July 4 are meaningful weekends that allow our hosts to facilitate all kinds of responsible travelers, including families,” Airbnb wrote in a post. blog shared on the Airbnb website. “That’s why our system and no-party policy allow exceptions on these bookings for those who have a history of positive reviews and have earned that trust through Airbnb.”
Airbnb applied similar policies in 2020 and 2021 for July 4th, Halloween, and New Years. This is the first year the policy applies to Memorial Day weekend.
“We will continue to work with local law enforcement, neighbors, and our community to try to prevent unauthorized parties, and we look forward to sharing announcements to that effect in the months ahead,” Airbnb said. . statement following.
If you are planning on having a party for either of the holiday weekends, can I recommend making a reservation at your local park or perhaps having a picnic on the beach ?