Airbnb Permanently Bans Parties and Events Around the World
Airbnb has placed a permanent ban on parties and events at homes on its platform in a move that is largely preferred by hosts.
The ban comes after a temporary measure put in place during the pandemic proved popular with hosts.
The firm says the rule has become “much more than a public health measure” since it was introduced in August 2020.
“It developed into a bedrock community policy to support our hosts and their neighbours,” the San Francisco-headquartered firm said.
However, it also removed a limit on how many people can stay at homes.
Airbnb said in a statement that the number of complaints about parties dropped by 44% since the measure was first introduced.
Exceptions to the global ban may be made for “specialty and traditional hospitality venues” in the future, Airbnb added.
Airbnb also said it would remove a limit on the number of people its listings are allowed to accommodate at any one time.
It previously imposed a 16 person limit to occupants because of concerns over the spread of Covid-19.