Airbnb makes permanent ban on parties

Airbnb makes permanent ban on parties

The rules have been effective against problematic events because Airbnb has made a permanent ban on parties at the properties it rents out globally through its app.

The rental platform has tightened its policies on parties after complaints and high-profile problems, including a 2019 shooting that killed five in California.

Airbnb provisionally barred events in 2020 as a measure against the spread of Covid, but it turned out to be effective against large or disruptive gatherings.

The ban became more than a public health measure over time. The company said it developed into a bedrock community policy.

The rules tightened bar party houses as well as large events advertised on social media have allowed property owners the freedom to use their best judgment on whether or not to allow parties in the past.

After the Pandemic hit, people turned to hosting events at places rented through Airbnb, which in turn became a problem.

The tighter rules have been effective in reducing the rate of rowdiness complaints it has received, according to Airbnb. Since implementing the policy, the company saw a 44 percent drop in party reports, a year after year.

Under the new policy Airbnb will also lift its 16-person cap on rental properties, a rule enacted against Covid but taking into account that certain larger or outdoor sites are OK for larger groups.

Over 6,600 guests were suspended over the party ban in 2021, according to the company, who said people breaking the rules face consequences from account suspension to full removal from the platform.

Revenue went up 70 percent from the previous year in May 2022, and the company reported revenue was up 70 percent in the first quarter of 2022, bringing in $1.5 billion. The company projected revenue to be higher than market estimates for the second quarter of the year, and expects to bring in between $2.03 billion and $2.13 billion.