Listen Now: Party’s Over
It’s official, the party’s over for Airbnb. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.
Airbnb is making its temporary ban on parties and events permanent. When the company began it allowed hosts to use their best judgment and authorize parties when appropriate for their home and neighborhood. Then in 2019 there was a shooting at a party at an Airbnb property. A party advertised on social media by the people renting the home. That’s when the company banned open invite parties and chronic party homes. Then the pandemic hit. During that time the company began seeing large parties at its rented homes by people desperate for some human interaction when everything else was closed. This led to the temporary ban. So, what does this mean? Disruptive parties and events will be banned. But the company is lifting its cap of 16 people to a property. That comes after feedback from hosts with properties meant for a larger group that can responsibly utilize the space. Violating the ban will lead to an account suspension or full removal from the platform. You’ll just have to rage at your own home. Brian Banmiller, CBS News.
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