Airbnb continues to ban New Year’s Eve parties in Orlando
For the third year in a row, Airbnb will block some New Year’s Eve bookings in the Orlando area, to avoid disruptive holidays.
Airbnb will block guests who don’t have positive reviews with the company from making one-night reservations in Orlando on New Year’s Eve.
The same goes for guests who have never booked with Airbnb before.
Spokesman Ben Breit said the policy, which was rolled out in 2020 at the height of COVID-19, doesn’t just protect tenants.
“So what we did earlier this year is we codified this policy, so that it was no longer a temporary policy or a ban on parties,” Breit said. “So it’s really a fundamental policy for us, something that we feel very strongly about. You know, we want our hospitality properties to be respected. We want the neighbors to be respected, that’s also very important for we.
Last year alone, more than 1,400 people in the Orlando area were blocked from making one-night reservations around the New Year’s holiday.
Breit said if anyone notices a party going on, they should use the 24/7 Neighbor Assistance Hotline to report it.
“You know, no system is perfect. You know, we hope to stop as many as we can, but no system is perfect. If there is a party going on at a property that you believe is a short term rental or vacation rental. We’d love to hear more as soon as possible,” Breit said. “So we can get involved, work with the host, and help defuse this situation.”
The hotline is at Airbnb.com/neighbors.