Airbnb vows to crack down on disruptive New Year’s Eve parties in San Diego

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An Airbnb home rental in Southern California. Courtesy of Airbnb

Airbnb on Thursday announced a plan to crack down on disruptive New Year’s Eve parties, which have been a particular problem in vacation destinations like San Diego.

The online rental market has announced that guests without a history of positive reviews will be banned from making one-night reservations on Dec. 31 for whole-home listings.

For two-night bookings during the holidays, restrictions will be placed on properties that are at increased risk for disruptive parties, with limits on last-minute bookings by guests with no history of positive reviews.

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

“We’re introducing new products and policies to crack down on disruptive NYE parties, helping to protect our guests and minimize disruption to the neighborhood,” the company said.

Airbnb had instituted a global ban on parties in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but noted that travel is resuming and vaccines are rolling out, making holiday gatherings more likely.

In 2020, more than 2,300 rentals in San Diego were restricted due to the risk of disruptive parties.

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