Airbnb bans parties on all listings

After the “indefinite” ban unauthorized parties in properties booked through Airbnb in 2020, the company has permanently banned them.

The company said the temporary ban was effective in preventing guests from hosting unauthorized parties or chronic party houses that disturb neighbors.

“We believe there is a direct correlation between our implementation of the policy in August 2020 and a 44% year-over-year drop in party reporting. The ban was well received by our host community and we received positive feedback from community leaders and elected officials. As we build on this momentum, we believe the time is right to codify this policy,” Airbnb explained in a blog post.

While Airbnb allowed hosts to host limited parties, it banned open parties in 2019. It also launched a neighborhood helpline to report loud parties or concerns about the personal safety of someone on the reserved property. The company took this step after Several people died at various organized evenings on properties booked by Airbnb.

In August 2020, the company had also set a cap of 16 people in large apartment houses. While prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the measure was also taken to curb parties. Now, with this new party policy, it will remove the 16-person limit for large properties based on host feedback in the coming months.

Airbnb said customers who violate the policy may face suspension or a blanket ban from the vacation booking platform. He noted that last year he banned 6,600 users for breaking company party rules.

The company said it also works with hosts to cover damages through its AirCover program for hosts. Last month, Airbnb also rolled out guest tools like 24/7 security line and “Get-What-You-Booked” guarantee.

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