Airbnb deploys defenses to prevent disruptive Halloween parties in Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — An Airbnb official announced the rollout of platform defenses and policies aimed at reducing disruptive parties over Halloween weekend.

In Nevada, officials say more than 800 people were deterred by Airbnb’s various anti-party defenses from booking entire home listings during Halloween 2021.

“We understand that a majority of our guests respect their hosts’ homes and the neighborhood around them,” the company said. “We continue to believe that these defenses help make travel safer, combat disruptive behavior and parties while allowing guests, hosts and neighbors to enjoy Halloween weekend safely.”

Airbnb said it will take action regarding certain local bookings made by guests with no history of positive reviews, as part of our ongoing mission to promote responsible behavior and suppress parties.

How things will work:

  • For one night reservations — Travelers without a history of positive reviews on Airbnb will be prohibited from making one-night reservations in entire listings.

    For reservations of two nights — Customers attempting to book whole home listings with no positive review history, in a certain location and/or last minute bookings will be redirected to listings that are not full home listings or completely blocked.

Travelers who have already received positive reviews on Airbnb will not be subject to these restrictions.

  • For all guests trying to make local reservations over Halloween weekend, they must affirmatively certify that they understand that Airbnb prohibits parties and if they violate this rule, they may be subject to legal action by the part of the company.

These measures for holidays like Halloween are part of Airbnb’s broader strategy to partner with our Hosts to combat disruptive parties. The company previously reported that following the introduction of our 2020 party ban, it saw a 77% year-over-year reduction in Nevada party reporting.

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