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Airbnb bans one-night NYE bookings in bid to stop properties getting used for ‘disruptive parties’ 

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Airbnb bans one-night Latest Yr’s Eve bookings internationally in bid to stop properties getting used for ‘disruptive parties’

  • The anti-party restrictions are in effect in 11 countries, from the U.S to the UK
  • The heightened rules are being rolled out following a successful trial last 12 months 
  • Airbnb’s NYE defences have been activated over 7,800 times this 12 months in London

Airbnb is cracking down globally on properties getting used for Latest Yr’s Eve parties with bans on some guests making one-night bookings for December 31.

The anti-party restrictions will probably be in effect over the Latest Yr’s Eve weekend in 11 countries – the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Brazil, Australia, Latest Zealand, France, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands.

The heightened rules are being rolled out following a successful trial last 12 months, Airbnb said.

It explained that it’s introducing restrictions on certain forms of bookings to ‘tackle disruptive parties’, with a ban on one-night bookings of entire home listings for guests with no positive account history, or no previous bookings in any respect.

Airbnb is cracking down globally on properties getting used for Latest Yr’s Eve parties with bans on some guests making one-night bookings for December 31

The house rental site added: ‘We’re also introducing tighter restrictions for those self same guests who attempt to book two and three-night reservations, with an emphasis on attempts to book locally.

‘This wider rollout follows the successful trial of those automated defences in eight countries over NYE last 12 months as a part of our efforts to assist implement our global ban on parties, which we codified earlier this summer.

‘We estimate that the measures have contributed to a year-over-year drop in rates of party incidents over NYE of roughly six per cent within the UK, for the reason that defences were first piloted in 2020.

‘Last 12 months, roughly 340,000 guests globally were blocked or redirected from attempting to book on Airbnb over NYE, including greater than over 34,500 guests within the UK.’

Airbnb's anti-party restrictions will be in effect over the New Year's Eve weekend in 11 countries - the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, France, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands

Airbnb’s anti-party restrictions will probably be in effect over the Latest Yr’s Eve weekend in 11 countries – the US (including Puerto Rico), Canada, Brazil, Australia, Latest Zealand, France, Spain, the UK, Ireland, Portugal and the Netherlands

Airbnb revealed that the UK cities where its NYE defences had been activated essentially the most in 2022 were London (over 7,800 times), Manchester (1,350), Brighton (850) and Edinburgh (800).

Naba Banerjee, Director of Trust Product and Operations at Airbnb, said: ‘Stays happen internationally each night on Airbnb, with the overwhelming majority of guests and hosts being respectful of neighbours and delivering advantages to their area people.

‘These proactive defences will help to advertise responsible travel and help to stop rare instances of unwelcome behaviour, and enable hosts, guests and communities to enjoy their end-of-year celebrations with added reassurance.’

Airbnb is currently in a drive to encourage more people to develop into hosts and rent out their properties.

To encourage the reluctant, Airbnb recently unveiled a latest feature that provides neophytes advice from the positioning’s highly experienced ‘superhosts’ who, for a fee paid by the corporate, provide advice and suggestions.

‘We got to assist people become profitable,’ Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky told AFP. 

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