SAN FRANCISCO —Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals.
San Francisco’s company says the ban is working and reported Tuesday that party reports at property listed by them have decreased 44% over a previous year.
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According to Airbnb, more than 6600 guests were expelled last year due to similar violations.
After a California house party that was fatally shot, Airbnb started to clamp down on parties. The company banned advertising at Airbnb locations via social media.
Airbnb stated that the number of people who rented Airbnb spaces increased as people moved from clubs and bars to renting homes. In 2020, a temporary ban was put in place.
Airbnb announced that the ban will be permanent and it will remove a 16-person limit from rented properties. Airbnb claimed the restriction was due to health concerns. This happened before COVID-19 vaccines became available.
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