Following a two-year interim limitation, Airbnb has declared a global ban on parties on its listings.
The corporation has banned “disruptive parties and events,” which include open-invite gatherings, indefinitely. “Party houses,” which people rent for a single night to host a major celebration, will also be prohibited.
After five people were killed in a shooting at one of its rentals, Airbnb banned party houses and implemented various safety precautions in 2019. As the pandemic hit in 2020, the corporation imposed a global ban on all parties.
Since implementing its policy in August 2020, Airbnb has observed a 44 percent year-over-year decrease in the rate of party reports.
“The temporary ban has proved effective, and today we are officially codifying the ban as our policy,” the company said in a blog post.
However, because to the way these companies function, they are unable to constantly prevent parties from taking place. While the owner is away, guests can sometimes check in to distant properties themselves and invite as many people as they wish.
Guests who try to breach Airbnb’s guidelines may face sanctions ranging from account suspension to complete expulsion from the platform. In 2021, for example, Airbnb punished over 6,600 guests for breaking its party policy.
In addition to making the party prohibition permanent, Airbnb is scrapping a 16-person occupancy cap that company implemented in 2020. This is because there are numerous houses that can comfortably accommodate more than 16 people, and many of these are utilized for “multi-generational family trips and larger groups,” according to the company.