Airbnb rolls out anti-party technology – KIRO 7 News Seattle

Airbnb announces permanent ban on “party houses” Guests or hosts who violate these rules may have their accounts or listing removed from Airbnb. (NCD)

Airbnb ensures that rental properties are not used by unauthorized parties.

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The short-term rental company had imposed a temporary ban on parties, which became permanent in June, CNN reported.

Initially, Airbnb used the COVID-19 pandemic as the main reason for the ban: to promote social distancing and stop the spread of the coronavirus. CNN reported that during the pandemic there were many unauthorized parties organized by renters using Airbnb because clubs and bars were closed.

The rules have “developed into a fundamental community policy,” CNN reported.

To help eliminate people trying to rent holiday homes, Airbnb has developed a new tool that “will help identify potentially high-risk bookings and prevent those users from leveraging our platform,” the company said in a statement. Note.

The new system will look at a renter’s reviews, how long they’ve been using Airbnb, the length of the rental, how far the renter is from the listing, and whether it’s a weekend or weekday request.

The tools will be used for entire house bookings. If a person is unable to book an entire house after the tool has blocked the reservation, he can still book a single room.

A similar system has been in place in Australia since 2021, where Airbnb said it saw a 35% drop in unauthorized parties.

It is also similar to the “under 25” system that Airbnb already uses to rate bookings from people under the age of 25 who are local to rent.

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